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Jun. 2 – California: Chemical Company Fined $158,000 For VOC Violation

A news release from California’s Air Resources Board:

…[T]he California Air Resources Board fined Ohio-based Blaster Chemical Company $158,000 for selling illegal rust-removing spray around the state.


ARB investigators found that between 2003 and 2006, 237,000 cans of Blaster Chemical’s “Fabulous Blaster Penetrating Catalyst,” used to dislodge rusted metal parts, was illegally distributed and sold at multiple retailers throughout California. The products contained illegal amounts of volatile organic compounds which ARB strictly regulates through its consumer products program.


“Reducing VOC emissions from consumer products is an integral part of California’s effort to reduce smog,” said ARB Chairman Mary Nichols. “Companies that violate the law will be cited.”

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