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11/28/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/28

In this week’s Roundup, a paper and pulp factory, four solar farms, and a technology manufacturing facility will pay civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of environmental regulations.

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11/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/14

In this week's Roundup, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and a used oil recycler face costly civil penalties for alleged RCRA hazardous waste and used oil violations. 

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10/24/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/24

In this week's Roundup: An asphalt seller, a home renovation TV show, and a delivery company face civil penalties for alleged violations of US EPA water, chemical, and hazardous waste regulations. 

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09/26/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/26

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a hazardous waste generator is cited for alleged failure to train personnel, a chemical manufacturer will pay $1.1 million for alleged Clean Air Act violations, and more.

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08/26/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, the president of an electroplating company pleads guilty to criminal Clean Water Act violations, an agribusiness firm faces $1.7 million in penalties for TRI reporting failures, and more. 

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11/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/8

Failure to comply with all applicable US EPA requirements can result in future liability and civil penalties as high as $100,000+ per day, per violation (and growing every year).

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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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09/13/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/13

In this week's Roundup, an ice cream manufacturer agrees to pay $301,066 for its alleged mishandling of anhydrous ammonia. Plus, a steel manufacturer agrees to substantial wastewater treatment improvement following an accidental release in April 2017.

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09/13/2021

EPA’s Environmental Justice Initiative at Work

In April, US EPA’s new administrator outlined the agency’s Accelerating Environmental and Economic Justice initiative to protect overburdened and marginalized communities. The initiative is gaining wide traction through EPA’s grants, community partnerships, and…enforcement actions.

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08/30/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/30

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.

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