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10/16/2020

What Stinks? Remediated NJ Superfund Site Raises Questions

An 86-acre landfill is believed to be the cause of numerous smelly outbreaks in residential areas in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

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09/14/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/14

In this week's Roundup, an aerospace repair service pays $66K for alleged EPCRA violations. Plus, an accident at a liquid propane distribution facility results in $400K in Clean Air Act violations.

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09/08/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/8

In this week's Roundup, a utility company and a ready-mixed concrete supplier will collectivelypay approximately $7 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a waste disposal company is required to bring their Nebraska facility up to current chemical accident safety prevention standards.

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06/23/2020

Final Rule Alert: 172 PFAS Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

On June 22, 2020, US EPA promulgated a Final Rule to add 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).  

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05/18/2020

Styrene Release Echoes 1984 Bhopal Disaster

On May 7, an early morning gas leak from a polymer manufacturing facility in southern India killed 12 people and hospitalized at least 350 more. Thousands in the community woke that morning to itchy eyes and difficulty breathing.

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04/17/2020

Maine Paper Mill Explosion Results in Zero Injuries

A paper mill in Jay, Maine erupted in black smoke on April 15, resulting in extensive damage to the facility but no injuries. Although State investigators reached an initial conclusion that chemicals were involved, the investigation into the cause of the explosion is ongoing.  

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03/09/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/9

In this week's Roundup, an explosives manufacturer in Missouri is set to pay nearly $3 million for alleged improper disposal of explosives among other RCRA and Clean Water Act violations. Plus, EPA settles with an Arizona cold storage facility for $124K over alleged violations of chemical accident prevention regulations.

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02/11/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/11

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery and a paper mill are ordered to pay over $4 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Plus, learn how an Arizona pool supply company allegedly violated Federal pestcide regulations.

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12/17/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/16

In this week's Roundup, a hydrocarbon exploration company and an autobody chain pay over $8 million to settle alleged CERCLA and hazardous waste violations. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to pay $500k in fines to settle alleged Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations.

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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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