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EPA settles with Fujifilm Graphic Systems on hazardous waste violations; sets $40,721 penalty

Release Date: 04/11/2008
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547,

No. 08-OPA057

(Chicago,Ill. - April 11, 2008) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled with Fujifilm Graphic Systems USA Inc., Hanover Park, Ill., for alleged violations of federal hazardous waste regulations. A $40,721 penalty has been set.

The company, located at 850 Central Ave., failed to have a storage permit, comply with its contingency plan, train employees and close containers. Fujifilm is a distributor of graphic systems and generates hazardous waste in its paint spraying and developing/printing processes that require proper storage and disposal.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA controls hazardous waste from its production to final disposal.

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