Solvents, paints and bulbs were mismanaged
Here’s a recent EPA enforcement action.
Company: MI Metals, Millersburg, PA.
Business: Metal fabrication.
Reasons for penalty: MI Metals didn’t follow basic Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules for handling caustic cleaning solvents and waste paints. EPA cited the firm for not:
· keeping hazardous waste storage containers closed
· having an engineer test a hazwaste storage tank
· managing universal waste such as burned out fluorescent lamps that contain mercury, and
· providing secondary containment to capture spills.
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