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Company: Research in plant can be related to the emissions

At the CEMETERY, Va. – The owner of a Virginia chemical plant, including an investigation by the state and federal government says that the probe is shown to be related to the design of the emissions to the air and the compliance of the environment-2013 settlement.

AdvanSix made the comments in a statement Wednesday that also said authorities executed a search warrant and a summons is served on the Cemetery facility a day earlier.

A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has said that the Environmental Protection Agency is the result of a criminal environmental investigation at the plant.

An EPA spokeswoman said she could not give more details Wednesday.

The plant southeast of Richmond has a history of environmental violations. In 2013 agreed to pay $ 3 million as part of a consent decree to resolve violations of federal and local air pollution regulations.

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