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06/15/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/15

In this week's Roundup, a US oil company has agreed to a $150 million settlement to clean up a Montana superfund site. Plus, an Iowa chemical manufacturer has been cited for alleged violations of Risk Management Plan regulations after a chemical release that injured one employee.

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05/18/2020

Styrene Release Echoes 1984 Bhopal Disaster

On May 7, an early morning gas leak from a polymer manufacturing facility in southern India killed 12 people and hospitalized at least 350 more. Thousands in the community woke that morning to itchy eyes and difficulty breathing.

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02/11/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/11

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery and a paper mill are ordered to pay over $4 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Plus, learn how an Arizona pool supply company allegedly violated Federal pestcide regulations.

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01/28/2020

160 PFAS Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

Congress recently passed a law that includes a provision to add certain per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the EPCRA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals.

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01/27/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/27

In this week's Roundup, an oil and gas company will pay $1.95 million to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a hazmat drum maker and a motor fuels distributor were both named in a $1.3 million settlement over their alleged connection to an Ohio Superfund site.

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12/17/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/16

In this week's Roundup, a hydrocarbon exploration company and an autobody chain pay over $8 million to settle alleged CERCLA and hazardous waste violations. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to pay $500k in fines to settle alleged Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations.

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12/17/2019

New Chemical Release Report Rule Proposed by CSB

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to create new chemical release reporting requirements in the December 12 Federal Register.

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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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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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