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Virginia Automotive Factory Fined $168K Over Air Pollution

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has fined an automotive factory more than $168,000 for releasing excessive levels of hydrochloric acid into the air.
 
The Roanoke Times reports Dynax America Corp. has until late this month to provide state regulators with a corrective plan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says hydrochloric acid is a hazardous air pollutant that can cause serious health and environmental issues. State regulators say Dynax's releases didn't lead to any documented harm.
 
A 2017 permit says Dynax could emit about .08 pounds (.03 kilograms) of hydrochloric acid per hour, but a test late that year showed the release rate was about five times that. A test last summer found the rate to be nearly seven times the permitted amount. 
 
Dynax didn't immediately return the newspaper's requests for comment.
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