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08/09/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/9

In this week's Roundup, a metal smelting facility is set to pay almost $900K for alleged violations of their Clean Water Act permit. Plus, an industrial gas company agrees to overhaul its safety protocols after an anhydrous ammonia release.

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08/06/2021

OSHA's Annual Safe + Sound Week Underway

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week kicks off on August 9. Here's why safe facility practices are crucial for compliance, your bottom dollar, and your workers' wellbeing. 

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08/06/2021

Texas Metal Fabricator Cited for Hazardous & Industrial Waste Violations

TCEQ recently issued a $11,812 civil penalty to a metal fabricator in Godley, TX for alleged violations of State hazardous and industrial waste regulations.

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08/02/2021

Machine Guarding Accident Results in Hand Amputation and Civil Penalty

A 21-year-old metal worker suffered a partial hand amputation during his third week at a metal manufacturing facility after protective guards were removed from a sheet metal cutting machine, according to OSHA.

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08/02/2021

PFAS Bill Passes Major Milestone in US Congress

On July 21, the US House of Representatives passed H.R.2467 PFAS Action Act of 2021. The bill establishes requirements and incentives to limit the use of PFAS and remediate the toxic chemicals already present in the environment.

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08/02/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/2

In this week's Roundup, a beauty products maker in Illinois faces a civil penalty of $175K for alleged RCRA violations. Plus, a Nebraska construction company agrees to modify its pollution management processes to comply with its Clean Water Act permit.

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08/01/2021

Major RCRA Updates Coming to Texas in 2021–22

TCEQ has released projected milestone dates for a rulemaking that will adopt major updates made to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations between 2015 and 2018—including the landmark Generator Improvements Rule.    

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07/30/2021

Quick Quiz: The Lone Star State Challenge

Test your knowledge about two of the Lone Star State's biggest cities before Lion's RCRA and Texas Industrial Waste workshops return to Dallas and Houston in August.

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07/28/2021

Chemical Leak at Texas Plant Kills Two Workers

On July 27, 2021, a Texas chemical processing plant experienced an acidic leak that killed two contractors, injured dozens of employees, and sent several people to the hospital.

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07/27/2021

OSHA Cites 4 Employers After Liquid Nitrogen Release That Killed 6

OSHA cited the poultry plant, the transporter, the equipment manufacturer, and the cleaning company connected to a liquid nitrogen release that took six lives early this year for fifty-nine health and safety violations. 

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Civil Penalty Increases For 2021