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PPG faces fines for pollution, environmental groups not satisfied

Julia Mericle
PPG faces fines for pollution, environmental groups not satisfied

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE: PPG) faces a $1.2 million penalty issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for pollution from its former glass facility in Ford City, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tuesday.  Environmental groups PennEnvironment and The Sierra Club released a statement Wednesday regarding the settlement, saying they are glad to hear about action after “almost five decades of inaction,” but not completely satisfied with the results. “We hope that PA-DEP will issue a rigorous final NPDES permit that requires PPG to remove its contaminants from the water on its site rather than to just move those contaminants into the Allegheny River,” said the statement.