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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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08/09/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/9

In this week's Roundup, a metal smelting facility is set to pay almost $900K for alleged violations of their Clean Water Act permit. Plus, an industrial gas company agrees to overhaul its safety protocols after an anhydrous ammonia release.

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08/06/2021

Texas Metal Fabricator Cited for Hazardous & Industrial Waste Violations

TCEQ recently issued a $11,812 civil penalty to a metal fabricator in Godley, TX for alleged violations of State hazardous and industrial waste regulations.

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08/02/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/2

In this week's Roundup, a beauty products maker in Illinois faces a civil penalty of $175K for alleged RCRA violations. Plus, a Nebraska construction company agrees to modify its pollution management processes to comply with its Clean Water Act permit.

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07/12/2021

California Scrap Yard Cited for Title 22 Violations by DTSC

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has filed citations against a Fontana-based scrap yard for alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste and failure to train employees.

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