In this week's Roundup, a hazardous waste disposal company and lumber supplier are fined nearly $400k combined for RCRA violations. Plus, a Salt Lake City-based chemical manufacturing facility resolves over $300k in FIFRA violations.
The EPA is stepping in to investigate buried waste at a house in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The waste was found in July, 2018 and subsequent tests revealed elevated levels of lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soil throughout the neighborhood.
In this week's Roundup, a Kansas City chemical manufacturer faces over $700,000 in RCRA-related fines and penalties. Plus, a company that distributes lawn and turf care products must pay nearly $80,000 for allegedly mislabling weed-killer products against FIFRA regulations.
On October 29, 2019, EPA unveiled a draft risk evaluation for the chemical methylene chloride. This comes after a prohibition on consumer sales was enacted in March of this year to go into effect at the end of November.
In this week's Roundup, a chemical wholesaler must pay almost $50k for alleged chemical reporting violations. Plus, an Idaho cattle rancher settles with EPA over alleged Clean Water Act violations.
Earlier this month, a judge ordered the owner of an alleged illegal commercial dump site to pay $60,260 in fines and court fees and gave a 90-day jail sentence for the illegal operation. The ruling came after 90 municipal summonses and a multi-year investigation by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) into the alleged operation in Vernon, NJ.
In late August 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed an increase to the threshold for public companies to report environmental obligations under regulation S-K.
In this week's Roundup, a wastewater facility must pay over $2 billion in penalties and site improvements over alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer that failed to comply with Toxic Release Inventory reporting regs now faces a nearly $200,000 settlement with US EPA.
An independent environmental study released last week found that 74 community water systems in California are contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a growing class of extremely toxic fluorinated chemicals. Some systems registered as many as eight PFAS chemicals in a single well.
EPA has announced that it will no longer approve California’s Proposition 65 warning labels for products that contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicides.
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