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Lafarge settles with EPA

Dec 01, 2011 12:04 am
Lafarge North America Inc., one of the largest suppliers of construction materials in the United States and Canada, and four of its U.S. subsidiaries have agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tue., Nov. 29. The violations include unpermitted discharges of stormwater, and failure to comply with stormwater permits at 21 stone, gravel, sand, asphalt and ready-mix concrete facilities in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, and New York, but not at the Ravena, New York plant. The Lafarge Ravena plant was not part of the settlement, and is about to be upgraded. Lafarge North America Inc., headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. The company produces and sells cement, ready-mixed concrete, gypsum wallboard, aggregates, asphalt, paving construction, precast solutions and pipe products. The settlement resolves violations at 21 facilities including these in New York.
• Freedom Aggregate Delevan, N.Y.
• River Road Ready Mix Tonawanda, N.Y.
• Genessee Ready Mix Lancaster, N.Y.
• New Road Ready Mix Niagara Falls, N.Y.
• Gasport Aggregate Gasport, N.Y.
• Lockport Aggregate Lockport, N.Y.
• Niagara Falls Aggregate Niagara Falls, N.Y.