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EPA settles with TWF Industries for hazardous waste violations

Release Date: 05/30/2006
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, (312)353-8547,

No. 06-OPA84

CHICAGO (May 30, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled with TWF Industries Inc., Barrett, Minn., for alleged violations of federal and state rules on the management of hazardous waste. A $57,640 penalty will be paid.

TWF was storing hazardous chromium waste without a permit at its 415 Second St. metal finishing facility. As an EPA-designated small quantity generator, TWF is only allowed to store hazardous waste at its facility for up to 180 days without a permit. The company is now in compliance with hazardous waste regulations.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, EPA regulates hazardous waste from production to final disposal.

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