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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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09/14/2022

Meet America's 5 Newest Superfund Sites

On September 9, US EPA added five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a list of locations prioritized for longer-term cleanup action due to contamination with hazardous substances.  

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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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08/15/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/15

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a hotel chain resolves alleged hazardous waste violations, an oil processing facility makes upgrades to reduce air pollution, and a recycling facility pays to settle alleged TSCA violations related to PCBs. 

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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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06/21/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/21

In this week's Roundup, an industrial airport pays $15K for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a telecom manufacturer must submit a Notice of Export in compliance with TSCA.

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06/20/2022

New Near-zero Health Advisories for PFAS in Water

On June 15, 2022, EPA released drinking water health advisories for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The advisories illustrate the level of drinking water contamination below which adverse health effects are not likely to occur.

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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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06/06/2022

Omaha Chemical Plant Fire Under Investigation

An explosive fire at a chemical facility in downtown Omaha, NE sparked evacuations and community concerns last week. What began as a fire on May 30 resulted in a series of explosions, which shot columns of black smoke into the air.

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