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07/23/2019

Where to Start With an EHS Consultant

A common refrain when considering the help of an EHS consultant is the well-worn phrase “We've always done it this way.” However, an outside perspective can determine potential risks for fines and penalties and even offer insights that will save you money.

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07/19/2019

EPA Announces $11.5 Million Cleanup Plan for Byram, NJ Dump Site

EPA officials have announced an $11.5 million proposal to address hazardous waste contamination at the Mansfield Trail Dump Superfund Site in Byram, NJ. These cleanup initiatives include a cap on former dump areas, treatment of contaminated groundwater, and removal of contaminated soil with assistance from local officials.

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07/15/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/15

In this week's Roundup, a silicone manufacturer and a cold storage facility must pay $4.55 million and $78,200 respectively for Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a major Texas municipality commits to $2 billion in wastewater treatment system improvements.

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07/12/2019

Cannabis Company Accused of Illegally Dumping Ethanol

A marijuana production facility has been indicted by Federal prosecutors for the alleged illegal disposal of over 1,500 lbs. of hazardous waste on various properties within San Diego County, California.

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07/08/2019

EPA Finalizes Affordable Clean Energy Rule

On July 8, 2019, US EPA finalized three separate rulemakings related to controlling greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.  

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07/01/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Auto Parts Dealer to Pay $11 Million for RCRA Violations

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a nationwide auto parts retailer and two affilitated oil recyling facilities pay $11 million and $39,092 respectively for alleged RCRA violations. Plus, a chemical manufacturing company faces $492,000 in penalties for allegedly violating CERCLA, EPCRA, and Clean Air Act regulations.

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06/25/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/24

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, an oil refinery agrees to pay a $1.6 million penalty and roughly $20 million in pollution control installations for Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a plastic bag manufacturer and an electroplating facility are fined for violating RCRA hazardous waste regulations.

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06/24/2019

Massive Explosions at Largest Oil Refinery on East Coast Shake Philly and NJ Homes

A large, three-part explosion at an oil refinery in South Philadelphia caused massive balls of fire to shoot into the sky and homes to shake in Delaware County, PA and South Jersey. An unintentional release of hydrocarbon vapors is thought to have partially caused the explosion, though it is currently under investigation.

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06/17/2019

EPA Proposes New TSCA SNURs for 8 Chemical Substances

On June 11, US EPA proposed Significant New Use Rules for eight chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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06/11/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/11

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, two food processing and refrigeration facilites will pay nearly $400K combined for failure to comply with emergency planning and release reporting for anhydrous ammonia. In Massachusetts, a metal plating facility will pay for alleged hazardous waste management violations. 

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