EPA Fines Illinois Food Manufacturer For Clean-Air Violations

FONA International also allegedly violated hazardous-waste regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 said it reached an agreement with FONA International Inc. on alleged clean-air and hazardous-waste violations at the company's food flavoring manufacturing plant in Carol Stream, Ill.

The agreement, which includes a $70,000 penalty, resolves EPA allegations that FONA violated the Clean Air Act and state regulations by failing to get state construction and operating permits requiring air pollution controls for the plant.

The agreement also resolves EPA allegations that the company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and state regulations by not complying with recordkeeping and reporting requirements for hazardous wastes generated at the facility.

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