Pennsylvania Zinc Plant Settles Pollution Lawsuit

January 4, 2010

The largest zinc producer in the United States and an environmental group have settled a federal lawsuit claiming the company polluted the Ohio River.

Under the settlement with Clean Water Action, Horsehead Holding Corp. of Monaca will pay $15,000 for past violations and will contribute $25,000 to two environmental projects. The settlement was approved Tuesday.

Clean Water Action sued Horsehead a year ago under the Clean Water Act claiming it was sending illegal discharges of industrial wastewater. According to the settlement, Horsehead has already taken steps to reduce pollution.

Monaca is about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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