Every day, facilities across the US receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations (TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, etc.), hazardous waste management and disposal standards (RCRA), and much more.
Who: A petroleum company
Where: Wilmington, DE
What: RCRA hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations
How much: $3.5 million
A Delaware company will pay a $1.3 million dollar fine and $2.2 million in restitution to the city of Wilmington after being sentenced for criminal violations of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
According to US EPA’s press release,
the company failed to take representative samples to prove compliance with its wastewater discharge permit under the Clean Water Act. The company, EPA says, tampered with monitoring equipment and methods to render the results inaccurate. In addition, the company transported hazardous waste without a Hazardous Waste Manifest required under RCRA. The waste contained chemicals including benzene, barium, chromium, cadmium, lead, PCE and TCE.
Who: A global life sciences industry leader
Where: Jaffrey, NH
What: Clean Water Act violations
How much: $385,000
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