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05/07/2021

25K Barrels Possibly Containing DDT Found Off California Coast

Last month, marine scientists identified as many as 25,000 barrels believed to contain dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, better known as DDT, in the Pacific Ocean. The hazardous waste barrels were discovered on the ocean floor between Catalina Island and the Los Angeles coast.

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05/04/2021

Fast-Food Giant to Phase Out PFAS from Food Packaging

One of the largest multinational fast-food chains announced plans to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from its consumer-facing packaging in US and Canada by the end of 2021. This effort would be one of the more aggressive timelines to phase out PFAS among other large-scale fast-food chains.

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05/04/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/4

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $850K to maintain full compliance with its discharge permit. Plus, EPA finds a wood treatment plant allegedly failed to provide hazardous waste training to employees and mistreated 1.7 million gallons of hazardous waste.

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04/19/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/19

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery commits to $10 million in air-emissions-related site improvements. Plus, a company that transports liquified petroleum gas helps clean up two unintentional releases on an Indian Reservation.

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04/12/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/12

In this week's Roundup, a sealant manufacturer and a company that makes hydroponics supplies agree to pay over $470K to resolve alleged chemical management missteps. Plus, EPA alleges a railway company improperly discharged nearly 6K gallons of fuel after a derailment incident.

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04/05/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/5

In this week's Roundup, a paper mill allegedly discharged pulping liquor into the Potomac River, resulting in a $650K fine. Plus, a Chicago dental equipment distributor is expected to pay over $460K for alleged FIFRA violations.

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03/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/29

In this week's Roundup, an energy company faces a $1.9 million penalty after alleged Clean Water Act violations at 76 locations. Plus, EPA finds alleged SPCC Plan violations resulting from an oil company's improper discharges of 455 barrels of crude oil.

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03/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/22

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer pays $357K for alleged chemical reporting violations. Plus, a cattle ranch allegedly discharged unauthorised materials into Waters of the US without the proper permits in order to construct a bridge.

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03/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer will upgrade its air pollution control equipment after allegedly violating its Title V permit. Plus, a chemical distributor is expected to pay nearly $130K for alleged missteps in its chemical management processes.

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03/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/8

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama coal production facility will optimize its leak detection plans using a thermal imaging camera after several alleged $775K Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a manufacturer in Maine agrees to a $104K penalty after alleged air emissions violations related to hazardous air pollutants.

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