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09/15/2017

Tuna Producer Caught in EPA Enforcement Net

Sorry, Charlie! A major canned tuna fish producer will now pay more than $6,000,000 to resolve alleged violations of wastewater permitting, Clean Water Act, RCRA hazardous waste, and Clean Air Act chemical storage requirements.

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09/05/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/5

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, the former owner of a Cleveland electro-plating facility is wanted for allegedly drilling holes in tanks of hazardous chemicals in an effort to sabotage the plant. Also, NYC will pay EPA for CERCLA hazardous substance cleanup, and a Massachusetts meat facility will pay six figures for Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations. 

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08/28/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, four companies will pay more than $350,000 combined for chemical reporting violations under EPCRA and TSCA, and a paperwork storage company will pay for Safe Drinking Water Act violations.   

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06/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/27

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a meat packer, a home builder, and a gas station/convenience store will all pay big penalties for different violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. 

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06/19/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/20

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a group of defense contractors will pay $3.1 million to reimburse the US Air Force and US EPA for hazardous substance cleanup costs at a used by the US military to launch missiles and rockets since the 1940s. 

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06/13/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/13

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a realty company in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands will reimburse EPA for cleanup costs at a Superfund site at the location of a former dry cleaning business. Plus, a petroleum distributor will pay $60K for an oil spill over the San Diego River. 

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06/06/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/6

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes the owner of an environmental consulting company facing jail time for waste manifest violations and a farm in Hawaii that allegedly violated EPA’s regulations for pesticides.   

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05/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/30

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes a chemical storage and logistics company paying millions for alleged Clean Air Act violations and grease recycler facing jail time for possible criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.  

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05/22/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/23

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes two insurance companies paying for Superfund cleanup, an iron nugget producer paying a six-figure Clean Air Act settlement, and a metal recycler in Puerto Rico that allegedly violated the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and RCRA. 

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05/15/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/16

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup features environmental settlements with a cement manufacturer in Nevada, a wood treatment plant in Maryland, and a petroleum distributor in Washington State. 

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