FREMONT, Calif. (NEWSnet/AP) — Tesla must fix air quality problems at its electric vehicle manufacturing facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, an air quality board said Tuesday

The order from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District comes after the electric vehicle company racked up more than 100 violations for allegedly releasing toxic emissions into the atmosphere over the last five years

The air quality board planned to issue a written abatement order later this week after Tuesday’s announcement. Each of the 112 violations can emit hundreds of pounds of illegal air pollution, the board said.

The plant is in the city of Fremont, in the East Bay, and the agency’s independent hearing board pointed to the facility’s paint shop operations as a specific problem.

The board has ordered Tesla to hire an independent consultant and develop a proposed implementation plan for approval, which it then must execute to stop the toxic emissions.

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