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07/22/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/25

In this week's Roundup, a fertilizer manufacturer must treat over 1 billion pounds of hazards waste and spend $84 million to close its facility. Plus, a quarry will pay $300,000 for watershed restorations.

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07/11/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/11

In this week's Roundup, a battery manufacturer pays $108,000 for alleged hazardous waste violations. Plus, a glass product facility agrees to $8.5 million in site improvements following alleged particulate emissions violations.

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06/14/2022

Illinois Bans Burning of PFAS

On June 8, 2022, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill prohibiting the incineration of any perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including fire-fighting foams, effective immediately.

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06/13/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/13

In this week's Roundup, a chemical company pays $110 million in site improvements following Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a dental equipment provider allegedly produced and sold two disinfectants not approved by EPA.

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05/30/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/30

In this week's Roundup, a waste incineration facility will pay $2.8 million to resolve alleged RCRA hazardous waste violations. Plus, a construction company's activities at a construction site allegedly led to significant impacts on nearby wetlands.

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05/23/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/23

In this week's Roundup, a steel production plant pays $2.25 million for alleged violations related to particulate matter. Plus, an ice supplier must train its workers on chemical safety protocols.

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04/25/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/25

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will spend more than $3 million after allegedly mishandling refrigerants from small appliances and motor vehicles. Plus, an electronics retailer allegedly sold an unregistered pesticide with misleading label information 55 times.

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04/18/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/18

In this week's Roundup, a defense contractor will spend $35 million to remediate a CERCLA-regulated site. Plus, a construction company pleads guilty to asbestos-related Clean Air Act violations.

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04/04/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/4

In this week's Roundup, a Canadian energy company pays $3 million over alleged VOC emissions violations. Plus, improper storm water discharges from a scrap metal facility resulted in pollution in the Columbia River.

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03/21/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/21

In this week's Roundup, an explosives maker agrees to spend $3 million improving its wastewater treatment centers. Plus, an antimicrobial product distributor must pull its products from the US market for alleged FIFRA violations.

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