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State escalates enforcement against Belding manufacturer after improper handling of chemicals

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 21:46:00-04

LANSING, Mich. — KMI will no longer be making chlorine tabs after the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy escalated its enforcement against the company.

The company failed to properly handle chemicals, which led to fires at their facility in Belding, according to a news release Friday.

The state drafted a proposed consent order to make this and other restrictions legally enforceable.

Its items include:

  • Addressing alleged air quality violations
  • Requiring KMI to follow a compliance program
  • Requiring KMI to pay a $115,000 fine, due 30 days after the final consent order
  • Stipulated fees for future violations of the finalized consent order

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