Vt. gasoline distributor fined for air pollution violation

Published: May. 13, 2021 at 12:13 AM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 5:53 AM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont gasoline distributor has to pay up after an air pollution control violation.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says J.A. Devos & Sons, Inc. of North Ferrisburgh delivered gas to a station in downtown Montpelier in October 2019. Later that day, there were complaints of a gas smell in the neighboring Capitol Plaza Hotel.

A company employee later admitted they failed to use proper vapor recovery methods while filling the storage tank, which resulted in dangerous vapors being released into the air.

The company is being fined $9,000 by the state.

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