EPA Settles With Minnesota Metal Finishing Over Hazardous Waste Violations

The company will pay an $85,000 penalty for alleged violations of hazardous waste rules.

CHICAGO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Minnesota Metal Finishing Inc. for alleged violations of hazardous waste rules. The company will pay an $85,000 penalty.

The company was cited under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for violations including failure to train personnel and keep records, create a contingency plan, operate to minimize possibility of fire, explosion or sudden release and obtain a hazardous waste storage permit.

The agreement resolves violations found during inspections from May 2001 to April 2005. Minnesota Metal Finishing certifies that it is now in compliance with the state of Minnesota's authorized RCRA hazardous waste program.

Under RCRA, EPA controls hazardous waste from its production to final disposal.

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