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Va. firm to pay millions in pollution settlement

A Virginia-based energy company that owns the largest coal-fired power plant in New England has agreed to pay millions of dollars in fines and to fund environmental projects in several states as part of a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

Dominion Energy will pay the government $3.4 million in fines and spend nearly $10 million on projects, the EPA and the US Justice Department said in a statement. Those projects are aimed at improving the ­environment and benefiting the public health in communities surrounding the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Mass., and coal-fired power plants in Kincaid, Ill., and State Line, Ind., the agencies said.

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