YAKIMA, Wash. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Pace International for Clean Air Act violations that occurred within the Yakama Indian Reservation.
Pace, based in Wapato, makes food coatings such as vegetable waxes which are used to protect fruit and vegetables for their farm to table journey.
The EPA said Thursday that during the course of making these coatings, compounds were released to the atmosphere that are harmful if inhaled.
The settlement includes a $77,134 penalty. In addition, Pace agreed to invest in a pollution-reducing facility upgrade.
- Preparing for icy winter weather
- Neighbor of suspect shocked by shooting
- SPD officers attempted tasing suspect before resorting to deadly force
- Unvaccinated students forced to stay home due to mumps outbreak
- 2 Bonner County deputies shot near Blanchard
- Baldwin leaving EWU for Cal offensive coordinator position