Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah company that sold devices to remove emission controls on vehicles has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims by the Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act.
The EPA says the illegal devices allow cars to spew smoke containing particulates linked with health problems, including respiratory disease and bronchitis.
Ogden-based Edge Products LLC sold more than of the 9,000 devices until 2011.
The settlement announced Thursday also requires Edge Products to buy back the devices and spend more than $150,000 on a project to offset air pollution.
Edge Products says in a statement the devices were used exclusively for legal racing competitions but were abused by users of the devices. The company says they cooperated with the EPA to resolve the claims quickly.
- Couples registry gets preliminary nod from...
- S.L. draws up airport plans
- XanGo seeks ouster of co-founder in new lawsuit
- 'Mantiques' could be a ticket to more cash
- The future of food? 3D printing moves beyond...
- IRS official to take the 5th at hearing
- ESPN cutting workforce, 'smartly managing costs'
- AIG CEO tells college graduates facing...
- S.L. draws up airport plans 32
- Writers offer personal finance advice... 30
- Couples registry gets preliminary nod... 28
- Should we let wunderkinds drop out of... 12
- Obama opposes GOP bill on Keystone XL... 10
- Obama: 'Our focus cannot drift' from... 9
- Apple's Cook to face Senate questions... 6
- Airport TRAX ridership remains strong... 6