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Sep 14, 2013 2:43 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Post to pay $2M for violations at CA cereal plant

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - A Central California cereal plant will have to spend more than $2 million for violating federal air quality rules.

The Environmental Protection Agency says Friday that Post Holdings Inc. and Ralcorp Holdings Inc. will pay a $635,000 penalty for failing to install air pollution controls at its cereal plant in Modesto.

The cereal giant has already spent $1.4 million on required equipment to reduce emissions.

The penalty came after federal investigators found that certain types of equipment at the plant were emitting volatile organic compounds without required pollution-reducing controls. VOC emissions are considered a precursor to ozone and particulate pollution.

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