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01/20/2020

Groups Challenge EPA's Rollback of Chemical Facility Risk Management Standards

The United Steelworkers (USW) has filed suit to challenge US EPA’s decision to rescind requirements added to the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) program in 2017.

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01/07/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/7

In this week's Roundup, an oil and natural gas company pays at least $440,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at their Maine petroleum tank farm. Plus, a California-based industrial waste management facility commits to improving air quality at a local school as part of a settlement for alleged RCRA violations.

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12/30/2019

NJ’s Dirty Dirt Bill Is One Step Closer to Ending Organized Illegal Dumping

Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Assembly passed a resolution to expand the requirements for people and businesses that handle solid waste and instating harsher penalties for those who do not comply.

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12/10/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/9

In this week's Roundup, a multi-state company that manufactures cement pays $13.3 million over alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus EPA issues over $1.6million in fines and penalties to a Washington recycling center for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.

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12/03/2019

NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Could Cost $36 Million

EPA has submitted a $36 million proposal to clean up the nearly 20 acres of soil, sediment, and groundwater contamination at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in Gibbsboro, NJ.

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11/27/2019

DTSC Fines Commercial Landlord & Tenants $124K for Illegal Haz Waste Disposal

Last month, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) reached a settlement with a property management company and its auto body and repair tenants for allegedly mishandling hazardous waste at over a dozen properties in the greater Sacramento area.

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11/27/2019

EPA Halts Sale of Toxic “Bag o’ Slag” Montana Mining Souvenirs

On November 18, EPA Inspector General Charles Sheehan notified regional environmental agencies of a Montana visitor center selling toxic copper smelting waste in resealable, plastic sandwich bags to tourists.

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11/26/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/25

This week, an agricultural retailer is ordered to purchase over $8k in emergency equipment for local first responders in addition to paying a penalty for RMP violations. Plus, an Arizona pesticide distributor pays $200k in FIFRA penalties for allegedly making false and misleading claims about its products.

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11/19/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/19

In this week's Roundup, a hazardous waste disposal company and lumber supplier are fined nearly $400k combined for RCRA violations. Plus, a Salt Lake City-based chemical manufacturing facility resolves over $300k in FIFRA violations. 

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11/19/2019

EPA Investigates Hazardous Waste Found in New England Home

The EPA is stepping in to investigate buried waste at a house in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The waste was found in July, 2018 and subsequent tests revealed elevated levels of lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soil throughout the neighborhood.  

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