DAYTON, Ohio (Feb. 2)—Mullins Rubber Products Inc., a Dayton-based manufacturer of heavy-duty rubber truck/trailer suspension bushings, and its president, William R. Mullins, have pled guilty to charges of Clean Air Act violations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The charges involved underreporting of airborne releases of a solvent containing trichloroethylene and failure to apply for required discharge permits from the agency. The agreement, subject to court approval, calls for William Mullins to pay a $350,000 fine to the EPA and contribute a further $50,000 to the pulmonary unit of a children's hospital. The company itself will pay a $100,000 fine. William Mullins could not be reached for comment.