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U.S. EPA fines Johnson Laminating and Coating, Inc. $50,000 for hazardous waste violations Plastics manufacturer failed to have contingency plan
Release Date: 09/16/2008
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute (213) 244-1815, cell (213) 798-1404 email@example.com
(09/16/08) LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined Johnson Laminating and Coating, Inc. of Carson, Calif., $50,000 for violating federal hazardous waste regulations.
A manufacturer of specialized plastic lamination products, Johnson Laminating and Coating, Inc. violated multiple federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements, including:
* Failure to close hazardous waste containers;
* Failure to maintain a complete contingency plan, and;
* Failure to maintain adequate aisle space.
“Johnson Laminating and Coating violated the most basic requirements for handling hazardous waste – it failed to store the wastes properly and maintain a complete contingency plan,” said Jeff Scott, Division Director for the Waste Management Division at Region 9, EPA. "Companies must manage hazardous waste correctly to protect the environment and ensure public safety."
Johnson Laminating and Coating, Inc. has since corrected the violations. The EPA discovered the violations during a December, 2006 inspection.
The EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program oversees the safe management and disposal of hazardous waste.
For more information about RCRA, visit: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/ca/index.htm
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