In the biggest-ever civil penalty against a single facility for violating the Clean Air Act, BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay $15 million to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas petroleum refinery.

The settlement, announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department, addresses violations stemming from fires in March 2004 and July 2005 and a leak that occurred in August 2005. The incidents released thousands of pounds of flammable and toxic air pollutants.

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