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11/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/22

In this week's Roundup, a gas facility will pay $230,000 for alleged violations of chemical release prevention and reporting regulations. Plus, a container ship allegedly violated its Clean Water Act Permit during 11 voyages between 2016 and 2021.

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10/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/25

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer agrees to overhaul its operations with $50 million in facility upgrades. Plus, a pesticide facility will pay over $200,000 to resolve violations related to a March 2019 chemical fire.

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10/11/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/11

In this week's Roundup, a rubber manufacturer pays $3.35 million to resolve allegations that the company unintentionally emitted excess amounts of regulated air pollutants. Plus, a fire at a natural gas plant results in a the death of one employee.

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10/04/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/4

In this week's Roundup, golf course renovations result in a $84K civil penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a towing and recycling company allegedly mishandled over 13K lbs of hazardous waste.

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09/27/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/27

In this week's Roundup, a waste-to-energy facility pays $1.1 million after 16 accidental releases of biomass and biogas. Plus, a bottle manufacturer allegedly failed to submit TRI reporting data in 2017 and 2018.

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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manufacturer 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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08/16/2021

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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