General Iron Owner to Pay $500,000 Federal Fine to Resolve Lincoln Park Clean Air Act Violations | Chicago News

General Iron’s metal-shredding operation in Lincoln Park. (WTTW News)General Iron’s metal-shredding operation in Lincoln Park. (WTTW News)

The parent company of General Iron will pay a $500,000 fine to the federal government as part of an agreement to resolve charges that the firm’s now-shuttered Lincoln Park operation violated the Clean Air Act, Environmental Protection Agency officials announced Wednesday.

Seller Industries, formerly known as General Iron Industries, Inc., and GII, LLC, did not have the proper operating permit for the facility and shredded metal without the required emission capture and control equipment for volatile organic compounds under Clean Air Act regulations, according to the statement from EPA spokesperson Rachel