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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manfacturer will pay $2.85 million to resolve alleged violations related to a series of fires at company facility. Plus, a cannabis processor agrees to a $45,000 settlement for alleged improper disposal 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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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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08/24/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/24

In this week's Roundup, a silicon manufacturer agrees to pay $2.3 million to resolve various alleged environmental violations as the facility pivots to specialty silicon manufacturing. Plus, a Canadian logistics company is found responsible for alleged unauthorized discharges of bilge water into Lake Ontario.

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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

Machine Guarding Accident Results in Hand Amputation and Civil Penalty

A 21-year-old metal worker suffered a partial hand amputation during his third week at a metal manufacturing facility after protective guards were removed from a sheet metal cutting machine, according to OSHA.

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