Natural gas storage firm to upgrade Kansas site

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CONWAY, Kan. (AP) – Environmental regulators say officials at natural gas liquids storage facility in central Kansas have agreed to spend $2 million to reduce air pollution.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday the settlement with Mid-Continent Fractionation and Storage in Conway resulted from a 2012 inspection.

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.

 

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