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EPA reaches agreement with Allcast on clean-air violations

Release Date: 10/20/2006
Contact Information: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254,

No. 06-OPA191

CHICAGO (Oct. 20, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Allcast Inc. on alleged clean-air violations at the company's secondary aluminum production facility at 217 Weis St., Allenton, Wis.

The agreement, which includes a $37,500 penalty, resolves EPA allegations that Allcast melted coated aluminum returned by its customers in at least one of its furnaces without complying with regulations designed to control hazardous dioxin and furan emissions.

EPA said Allcast failed to comply with notification, planning, testing, recordkeeping and operating requirements in the Clean Air Act. The alleged violations occurred between March 2003 and September 2004.

There is evidence that dioxins may cause liver damage and probably can cause cancer in humans, while furans may also cause cancer.

Information about EPA Region 5's air enforcement program is at Potential environmental violations may be reported at

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