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EPA cites Von Roll for hazardous waste violations; $643,908 penalty proposed

Release Date: 6/28/2005
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CONTACT: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA101

CHICAGO (June 28, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Von Roll America Inc. of East Liverpool, Ohio, for alleged violations of its federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permit and regulations. EPA proposed a $643,908 penalty. The company can request a settlement conference or hearing.

The violations, related to four counts of management and incineration of hazardous waste, include failure to:

  • properly route air emissions through an EPA-approved air pollution control device;
  • replace absorbing carbon boxes that control air emissions from waste storage tanks;
  • meet incinerator stack emissions permit by releasing five times the dioxin limits allowed during a test; and
  • prepare a written manifest for hazardous waste shipped off site.

Von Roll America, one of two commercial hazardous waste incinerators in the six-state Region 5 area, is located at 1250 St. George St., East Liverpool. EPA regulates hazardous waste from its production to final disposal.

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