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Hess resolves pollution dispute Hess Corp. has agreed to pay an $850,000 civil penalty and to spend more than $45 million in new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its refinery ..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hess resolves pollution dispute Hess Corp. has agreed to pay an $850,000 civil penalty and to spend more than $45 million in new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey, according to officials with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Justice. The refinery has a processing capacity of 70,000 bpd. Once fully implemented, the controls required by the settlement are estimated to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) by 181 tpy and result in additional reductions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). High concentrations of NOx and VOCs, key pollutants emitted from refineries, can have adverse impa

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