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Formosa Plastics settles Lavaca Bay pollution case for $50 Million

Formosa Plastics Corp., San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and Calhoun County resident Diane Wilson reached the settlement on Tuesday, according to a U.S. District Court filing in Victoria. Company officials reported that the $50 million would go to the newly formed Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust to promote environmental sustainability in..Read More

TCEQ Report

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is the permitting system that industries must use in order to legally discharge waste waters. In Texas, this system is managed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and is called TPDES.

EPA Inspection

EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Facility Report for the Point Comfort facility, Formosa Plastics has been releasing a variety of compounds into Lavaca Bay through a combination of point source discharges via these outfalls and air emissions via flares. Beyond water discharges, the ECHO database cited above also lists Formosa..EPA 2010 Inspection Report

EPA fined Formosa $13 million for air, water and hazardous-waste violations

Formosa Plastics Corp., Texas, and Formosa Plastics Corp., Louisiana, will spend more than $10 million on pollution controls to address air, water, and hazardous waste violations at two petrochemical plants in Point Comfort, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The..Formosa Plastics Agrees to Resolve Multiple Environmental Violations at Plants in Texas and Louisiana