From The Denver Post:
Following federal inspections of Lafarge facilities that involved a pattern of violations since 2006, Lafarge and its four U.S. subsidiaries will evaluate all its 189 concrete facilities to ensure they meet federal Clean Water Act standards and will pay $740,000 in penalties. The work will insure that stormwater that flows over Lafarge concrete manufacturing facilities does not carry pollutants that impact water quality in nearby watersheds.
Lafarge also will protect land using conservation easements in Maryland and Colorado on l66 acres valued at $2.95 million.
The comprehensive evaluation will involve permit reviews at each facility and an analysis of all discharges into U.S. waters. Lafarge also will install an environmental team of managers and directors overseeing stormwater compliance standards at its facilities. Lafarge will spend about $8 million over five years developing and maintaining its new environmental compliance program.
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