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09/30/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/30

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.

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09/23/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/23

In this week's Roundup, an oil spill leaves an Arkansas-based logistics company with over $2 million in Clean Water Act violations. Also, a Connecticut hazardous waste facility is fined $82,000 for alleged toxic chemical reporting issues.

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08/15/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/19

In this week's Roundup, an automotive lubricant manufacturer and a real estate developer must pay thousands of dollars in penalties for violating the Clean Water Act. Plus, a company that produces windshield wiper fluid is fined nearly $200K in Clean Air Act violations. 

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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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06/26/2019

1 Month Later: Cleanup Slowing Down After NJ Chlorine Plant Fire

The Kearny Fire Department released a statement on June 6 outlining plans to begin site remediation on June 11. This would signal that there is no longer an active threat to public health, and any cleanup that is still underway has been contained.

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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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05/24/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/28

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a family-owned dairy farm will pay over $89,000 for Clean Air Act and EPCRA vioations. Plus, an industrial lumber facility faces $320,000 in Clean Water Act violations.

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05/07/2019

4 Disasters that Shaped US Environmental Policy

This summer, we will observe the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969. In fact, this year represents anniversary dates for four major environmental disasters that greatly influenced environmental policy in the United States.

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04/30/2019

5 Tips for EPCRA TRI Reports: Due July 1

On July 1, the heat is on for many facilities in the US—and not just because the temperature is rising.   July 1 is also when facilities must submit the annual toxic chemical reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).  

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04/26/2019

CSB Urges EPA to Review Hydrofluoric Acid Study

The US Chemical Hazard and Safety investigation Board (CSB) this month called for EPA to initiate a review and update of its 1993 hydrofluoric acid (HF) study. CSB urges EPA to determine whether current risk management plans are adequate to prevent a catastrophic release of HF. 

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