The State & Environmental Impact Center

New York AG Secured Settlement With Cement Manufacturer Over Water Pollution Issues

April 29, 2021

New York Attorney General Letitia James secured a settlement with cement manufacturer Holcim Inc. over discharges of toxic pollutants from the company's cement plant in Ravena, New York, into tributaries of the Hudson River. Under the terms of the settlement, the company will pay $850,000 in penalties, a portion of which will fund pollution abatement projects to protect the Hudson River. The company will also be required to retrofit its facility and modify its operation to eliminate future discharges and reach compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and the state's Environmental Conservation Law.