Idaho Group Backtracks On Plastic Bag Maker Accusations

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An Idaho environmental group that accused a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on reporting toxic waste says it made a mistake.

The Idaho Conservation League in a joint statement Monday with Novolex says that after reviewing information it now understands that a facility operated by the company in Jerome in south-central Idaho is in compliance.

The group last week announced its intent to file a lawsuit amid concerns Novolex hadn’t filed information with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s toxic-release inventory database.

The group’s Austin Hopkins says the group now has full confidence that all of Novolex’s facilities are in compliance.