New York AG Reached a Settlement with Manufacturing Facility over Air and Water Pollution

New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, announced a settlement with FrieslandCampina Ingredients North America, Inc. over violations of clean air and water laws at its manufacturing facility. The facility failed to accurately report its emissions of toluene (a hazardous air pollutant which can result in kidney, liver, nervous system, and immune system damage), and discharged water with untreated pollutants at unpermitted temperatures, threatening local air and water quality and putting residents and local ecosystems at risk. Under the settlement, the company will pay $2.88 million, $1.44 million of which will go towards funding projects to improve public health and the environment in Delhi, NY, where the facility is located.