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U.S. ARMY CITED FOR VIOLATIONS AT FORT BELVOIR
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith (215) 814-5543 William Smith (215) 814-2690
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has filed a complaint against the U.S. Army for violating federal and state hazardous waste rules at Fort Belvoir, Fairfax Co., Va.
The administrative complaint alleges that the Army failed to timely dispose of a discarded manometer filled with mercury. In addition, the Army also allegedly failed to properly track a shipment of hazardous wastes from the base in May 1996. EPA seeks a $25,490 penalty for these violations.
The Army was cited under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the principal federal statute regulating the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
Both of the violations were corrected before the filing of EPA’s complaint.
The Army has a right to request a conference with EPA to discuss the complaint, and
may request a hearing to contest the alleged violations and the proposed penalty.