Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million in fines and pollution-reduction projects for violating the federal Clean Air Act, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The company was cited by federal regulators for selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and did not meet emissions standards.
Detroit Diesel will pay a $14 million civil penalty and spend another $14.5 million on projects to reduce nitrogen oxide and other air pollutants, including replacing high-polluting school buses and locomotive engines with models that meet current emission standards, the federal agencies announced.
The government's complaint, filed Thursday along with the settlement announcement, alleges that Detroit Diesel violated the Clean Air Act by producing and selling 7,786 heavy-duty diesel engines for use in trucks and buses in model year 2010 without a valid, EPA-issued certificate demonstrating conformity with Clean Air Act standards to control nitrogen oxide, or NOx, emissions. The engines also didn't comply with emission standards for 2010 model year engines, the federal complaint alleges.
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