Richmond chemical plant slapped with hefty fine for not properly monitoring emissions

Google Maps photo of Richmond's Chemtrade plant

Chemtrade’s sulfuric acid manufacturing plant in Richmond has been fined $1.2 million for air quality violations over the last eight years, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Thursday. The plant did not properly calibrate, operate, and maintain its monitoring system, the agency found. That system’s consistent emission measurements are vital to ensure that…

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