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McWane resolves environmental violations

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Justice Department and the state of Iowa have resolved more than 400 violations of federal and state environmental laws by McWane Inc.

Birmingham, Ala.-based McWane, manufacturer of cast iron pipes, valves, fittings, fire hydrants and propane tanks, agreed to pay $4 million to be divided between the United States, Alabama and Iowa.

A division of McWane, Clow Valve -- a manufacturer of gate valves and fire hydrants -- operates in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

The settlement resolves civil violations over the past decade of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and other environmental laws.

The settlement, filed in federal court Wednesday, covers 28 of McWane's manufacturing facilities in 14 states. It also requires the company to perform seven environmental projects valued at $9.1 million to end pollution.

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