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Honda Fined $17M in Pollution Case

June 8, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is ordering Honda Motor Corp. to pay $17.1 million in fines and restitution in connection with charges that the automaker disconnected pollution monitoring equipment in 1.6 million cars, according to administration sources.

The sources, who spoke on condition of not being identified further, said today that Honda in a consent agreement has agreed to pay $12.6 million in civil penalties, the largest ever in an enforcement action involving the Clean Air Act.

The automakers also agreed to spend an additional $4.5 million to implement various environmental projects, the sources said.

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