Agreement reached with cement company over pollution emissions
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York has reached an agreement with one of the nation's largest cement companies.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced New York is joining the U.S. Department of Justice in reaching a settlement with the cement plant Lafarge North America.
Lafarge plans to eliminate more than 35,000 tons of pollution from its cement plants.
The company operates 13 plants nationwide, including a facility in Ravena.
The settlement forces the Ravena facility to either construct a new facility or install the existing facility with air pollution reduction technology.
The facility's emissions will be cut by 2,000 tons of nitrogen oxide and 10,000 tons of sulfur dioxide each year.