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EPA cites Stroh Die Casting for clean-air violations
Release Date: 10/04/2006
Contact Information: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO (Oct. 4, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Stroh Die Casting Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's plant at 11123 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee, Wis. EPA proposed a $70,922 penalty.
EPA alleges that Stroh violated the Clean Air Act by failing to do performance testing on its furnaces that melted coated aluminum returned by its customers and by not complying with notification, planning, reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Secondary aluminum plants must test for emissions of dioxins and furans, both hazardous air pollutants.
Stroh has 30 days from receipt of the complaint to file an answer and request a hearing. The company may request an informal conference with EPA at any time to discuss resolving the allegations.
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 www.epa.gov/region5/air/enforce/index.html. Potential environmental violations may be reported at www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints.