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Tonawanda Coke in settlement talks with DEC

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 12:00:44-04

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and lawyers for Tonawanda Coke announced they're in settlement discussions.

The DEC had scheduled an adjudicatory hearing with Tonawanda Coke for Wednesday morning in two phases. The first phase would've discussed the plant's violations of petroleum and chemical bulk storage. The second phase would've involved the facility air permits, which the plant needs in order to operate.

After the hearings finish, a judge will decide whether or not to revoke the air permits for Tonawanda Coke.

In front of a packed hearing room, filled with community activists, both sides announced they would continue settlement talks on Friday. There is no word on what the settlement would include.

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