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EPA settles with Magnetic Inspection Laboratory on hazardous waste violations

Release Date: 10/22/2009
Contact Information: Kären Thompson, 312-353-8547,

No. 09-OPA208

CHICAGO (Oct. 22 , 2009) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Magnetic Inspection Laboratory Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., for alleged violations of federal rules on hazardous waste. The company, a testing and metal coating business, has agreed to pay a penalty of $62,031 to settle the violations.

Magnetic Inspection Laboratory, located at 1401 Greenleaf Ave., allegedly failed to label a tank and container, keep a container closed, train personnel and keep records, document daily tank inspections, install a leak detection system for its storage tank, have its storage tank assessed for structure integrity and maintain an adequate contingency plan.

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

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