Providence chemical company to pay $600K penalty for environmental violations

Updated at 5:07 p.m.

UNIVAR SOLUTIONS USA INC., a chemical distributor with processing and shipping sites in Providence, has agreed to pay $600,000 for alleged violations of federal environmental laws. /COURTESY PROVPORT
PROVIDENCE – A national chemical distributor with two sites along the Providence riverfront will pay $600,000 in fines for allegedly violating federal chemical safety standards. The Jan. 5 consent agreement between the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and Univar Solutions USA Inc. comes after allegations that Univar did not follow certain safety protocols for handling chemical…

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