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11/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/29

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $200,000 for alleged air emissions violations. Plus, a pesticide application servicer allegedly failed to follow all labeled use requirements for a fumigant on an almond farm.

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11/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/22

In this week's Roundup, a gas facility will pay $230,000 for alleged violations of chemical release prevention and reporting regulations. Plus, a container ship allegedly violated its Clean Water Act Permit during 11 voyages between 2016 and 2021.

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11/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/15

In this week's Roundup, a supermarket will pay $206K for allegedly selling an unregistered disinfectant that makes unfounded claims about its use against COVID-19. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to process excess hazardous waste by the end of this year following alleged RCRA violations.

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10/29/2021

EPA Unveils National PFAS Strategy

On October 18, EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced a comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination nationwide. The Roadmap is expected to introduce PFAS limits on drinking water nationwide, designate PFAS as hazardous substances, and lay a technical foundation on PFAS air emissions.

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10/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/25

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer agrees to overhaul its operations with $50 million in facility upgrades. Plus, a pesticide facility will pay over $200,000 to resolve violations related to a March 2019 chemical fire.

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10/18/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/18

In this week's Roundup, three chemical companies agree to collectively pay $77 million to remediate two Superfund sites. Plus, improper benzene waste operations at a manufacturing facility result in a $3.1 million settlement.

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10/11/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/11

In this week's Roundup, a rubber manufacturer pays $3.35 million to resolve allegations that the company unintentionally emitted excess amounts of regulated air pollutants. Plus, a fire at a natural gas plant results in a the death of one employee.

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10/04/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/4

In this week's Roundup, golf course renovations result in a $84K civil penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a towing and recycling company allegedly mishandled over 13K lbs of hazardous waste.

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09/27/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/27

In this week's Roundup, a waste-to-energy facility pays $1.1 million after 16 accidental releases of biomass and biogas. Plus, a bottle manufacturer allegedly failed to submit TRI reporting data in 2017 and 2018.

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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manufacturer will pay $2.85 million to resolve alleged violations related to a series of fires at company facility. Plus, a cannabis processor agrees to a $45,000 settlement for alleged improper disposal of hazardous waste.

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