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12/02/2021

Grocery Store Faces $10K in OSHA COVID-19 and Workplace Safety Violations

A grocery store in Milledgeville, GA has been issued a civil penalty by OSHA for alleged shortcomings in coronavirus and amputation safety protocols.

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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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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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09/07/2021

Chemical Blending Facility Pays $30K for Haz Waste Violations

An oilfield chemical blending facility in Sonora, TX faces a $31,404 penalty for alleged industrial and hazardous waste violations after inspectors discovered oily discharge on the ground near a chemical storage area.

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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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08/16/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/16

In this week's Roundup, a pipeline company agrees to pay $365 million in civil and criminal penalties after an alleged 29 million gallon unauthorized wastewater discharge. Plus, an oil and gas facility must implement emergency response training in response to alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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08/11/2021

NJ Medical Facility Issued $273K COVID-19 Citation

OSHA recently cited a medical facility in Lakewood, NJ for allegedly failing to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus.

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