Dover Chemical has made an agreement to pay $1.4 million to resolve environmental issues and to also pay for habitat restoration projects in Tuscarawas and other surrounding counties.

The agreement is in relation to a complaint from 2017, in which the U.S. government stated that Dover Chemical’s work at their plant has resulted in hazardous materials being released for decades, including chemicals that have impacted both groundwater and surface water in the surrounding area.

In addition to the financial payment, Dover Chemical has also agreed to restore and protect areas of wetlands and riverbank habitats in Stark, Tuscarawas and other surrounding counties. The company will also pay over $800,000 to the state of Ohio to fund projects near its chemical plant site to protect, restore or enhance state groundwater resources.