The fine represents a settlement between the
Inspectors found that the facility released 3,585 pounds of sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, or lye. While the release was reported to state and local officials, it was required to also have been reported to the federal National Response Center, since the amount exceeded 1,000 pounds.
No health or environmental impacts resulted from the release, made to an underground injection well, the
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