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U. S. EPA takes action against Corona, Calif., company for improperly managing hazardous waste

Release Date: 07/29/2009
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute, cell 213 798 1404,

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2009
Contact: Francisco Arcaute

                              Cell (213) 798-1404

U. S. EPA takes action against Corona, Calif., company for improperly managing hazardous waste
Frontier Aluminum fined $36,500 for violations at its Corona facilities

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Frontier Aluminum, an aluminum extrusions manufacturer, $36,500 for failing to comply with federal hazardous waste management regulations at two of its facilities located in Corona, Calif.

The EPA inspected the Frontier Aluminum facilities on May 21, 2008, and found that the company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by engaging in multiple hazardous waste management violations, including:

• failure to properly close containers;
• failure to properly maintain tank leak detection system;
• failure to conduct daily inspections of its tanks;
• failure to create adequate aisle space;
• failure to conduct annual refresher training;
• failure to conduct weekly inspections;
• failure to obtain a permit to store hazardous waste; and
• failure to submit a 2007 biennial report.

“This agency will see that Frontier Aluminum, as well as any other business that generates hazardous wastes, will comply with all hazardous waste regulations or risk facing costly fines and legal action,” said Jeff Scott, director of the Waste Management Division for the EPA’s Pacific Southwest region. "Strict enforcement of hazardous waste regulations not only protects the health and environment of a local community, it also helps ensuring a level playing field for all businesses, regardless of their size.”

Firms that handle hazardous waste must properly handle and store waste to prevent spills and safeguard worker health. The EPA administers programs under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which provides for safe management of solid and hazardous waste.

Frontier Aluminum Corp. is a producer, finisher and fabricator of aluminum extrusions. Among the hazardous wastes stored by the Frontier Aluminum Corp. was solvent-based paint related wastes, acids, and filter cake, a type of chrome-based waste.

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