Thursday, 19 Apr, 2007 Environment
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Apple to pay air pollution sanctions

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Apple logoApple will have to pay for polluting the air near Sacramento, CA. The pollution was registered on April 21, 2006, when Apple launched its emergency generator on its production site in Elk Groove. As reported by the Sacramento Business Journal, the Service for Air Quality Control of Sacramento claimed that the computer manufacturer paid $43,200. Larry Green, the director of the service, mentioned that Apple jeopardized the health of citizens by neglecting the air quality norms, set by the service.

The sanctions are a peace treaty between Apple and the city of Sacramento, so that the city would not take the case in the court. The rest of that peace treaty was not disclosed.

It is still not clear why Apple started the reserve generator on the site, as last year there were no reports of any emergencies.

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