ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Chemical distributor Chemsolv Inc. has agreed to pay a $43,967 civil penalty to settle alleged safety violations at its Roanoke, Va. facility.
Chemsolv also agreed to make more than $200,000 worth of safety improvements at the facility. The improvements include installing a nitrogen blanketing system on 20 storage tanks that contain flammable materials.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Wednesday in a news release.
Violations alleged by the EPA included a lack of fire protection, inadequate secondary containment and improper storage of incompatible chemicals.
Chemsolv did not deny or admit liability in the settlement for the alleged violations.