Environment
12:19 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Mid-Continent Fractionation And Storage Agrees To Spend $2M To Reduce Air Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency says officials at natural gas liquids storage facility in central Kansas have agreed to spend $2 million dollars to reduce air pollution.

The EPA said yesterday the settlement with Mid-Continent Fractionation and Storage in Conway resulted from an inspection in 2012.

The company has agreed to install and operate a new vapor collection system that reduces emissions of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere.

EPA says the upgrade will bring the company into compliance with the Clean Air Act and cut emissions by more than 15 tons a year.

The agency says volatile organic compounds may cause wheezing and breathing difficulties during outdoor activities, aggravate asthma, and increase susceptibility to respiratory illnesses.