Henderson Company Faces Record Fine

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says a company that manufactures titanium jet parts faces a record $14 million fine for illegally making and disposing of a chemical in Henderson.

The agency said Wednesday that the fine against Titanium Metals Corporation, or TIMET, is the largest ever imposed at a single facility for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act. The Pennsylvania-based company must also investigate and clean up the site.

TIMET officials didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

Government officials say they discovered in the mid-2000s that TIMET had been illegally producing polychlorinated biphenyl as a byproduct of its titanium manufacturing, and had disposed of the contaminated waste in a trench at its plant in the Black Mountain Industrial Complex.

The byproduct has been shown to cause cancer.

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