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Sorry, Charlie! A major canned tuna fish producer will now pay more than $6,000,000 to resolve alleged violations of wastewater permitting, Clean Water Act, RCRA hazardous waste, and Clean Air Act chemical storage requirements.
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, the former owner of a Cleveland electro-plating facility is wanted for allegedly drilling holes in tanks of hazardous chemicals in an effort to sabotage the plant. Also, NYC will pay EPA for CERCLA hazardous substance cleanup, and a Massachusetts meat facility will pay six figures for Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations.
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, four companies will pay more than $350,000 combined for chemical reporting violations under EPCRA and TSCA, and a paperwork storage company will pay for Safe Drinking Water Act violations.
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, an environmental fugitive is on the run after escaping police custody, a metal etching company pays for RCRA hazardous waste violations, and more.
A hospital group that operates facilities across South Carolina has been ordered to pay $28,000 to resolve allegations it unknowingly violated US EPA and State DHEC environmental rules regarding identification and storage of hazardous waste.
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a chemical manufacturer, a petroleum distributor, and a Long Island property owner will pay for alleged violations of EPA air, water, and emergency preparedness regulations and to reimburse US EPA for hazardous substance cleanup.
Three workers died tragically in January in a workplace accident involving a confined space and toxic gas. Now, the utility company and the contractor that employed the workers face $119,500 in penalties for ten serious OSHA safety violations.
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a high-tech manufacturer and a pharmaceuticals maker will pay for RCRA hazardous waste violations, and plastic “nurdles” cause a Clean Water Act headache for two plastics companies.
Did you know that 1 out of 10 RCRA hazardous waste violations is related to the mismanagement of universal waste? Here we look at the four most common universal waste compliance mistakes and how to avoid them!
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, an oil refinery and a bottle maker will pay for alleged violations of EPA rules and one company will pay to fund hazardous substance cleanup.
In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.