Point Comfort plastics company owes millions

Formosa Plastics Corporation violates Clean Air Act
Point Comfort plastics company owes millions

Point Comfort plastics company owes millions for violating Clean Air Act.

POINT COMFORT, Texas – Formosa Plastics Corporation in Port Lavaca is paying $2.85 million for violating the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions of the Clean Air Act. According to the U.S., 20 CAA violations have been made.
According to an Environmental Protection Agency press release, an investigation determined in May 2013 through Oct. 2016 there were accidental fires and explosions in the plant. Hazardous chemical substances were then released into the environment, following the explosion. EPA also determined some employees had second and third degree burn injuries from this accident.

Point Comfort plastics company owes millions

Formosa Plastics Corporation released a statement saying they settled to pay the $2.85 million fine They are also implementing a risk management program for improvements.
“Formosa Plastics takes any incident at our facilities very seriously,” said Executive Vice President, Ken Mounger. “The company has significantly increased staffing in the process of safety management and believe these actions have greatly improved the overall process safety and risk management programs.”
City Manager, John Warren, released a statement.
“This appears to be an organizational issue for a private industry,” said Warren. “Therefore, the city has no comment on the matter.”