Lakeside Lithography of Chicago has reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and has agreed to pay a $4,123 penalty to settle its alleged violation of Clean Air Act.

Under this agreement, Lakeside will install new equipment to reduce air pollution from the facility and keep its garage door closed when its coating line is operating to prevent emissions from affecting the surrounding area.

In addition, the company will perform two supplemental environmental projects to cut emission from its facility, including spending $40,000 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the neighborhood by adding controls to its natural gas burners.

Lakeside Lithography must also spend $15,000 on lead poisoning prevention and care abatement project in and around its facility in the Pilsen neighborhood by contracting with a local nonprofit organization experienced in lead abatement to conduct the work.

These two environmental projects are expected to enable the company to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in this environmental justice community by 670,360 pounds per year, thereby contributing to the region’s environment and public health.