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Burke Parsons Bowlby Settles Waste Storage Violations at Goshen, Va. Plant

Release Date: 04/19/2006
Contact Information: Mike Frankel, 215-814-2665

PHILADELPHIA - Burke Parsons Bowlby Corporation (BPB) has settled alleged violations of federal and state hazardous waste regulations at the company’s wood treatment facility at 9223 Maury River Rd., Goshen, Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.

Under the terms of a consent agreement BPB will pay to EPA a $43,600 penalty for alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the principal federal law on the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA is designed to protect public health and the environment, and avoid costly cleanups by requiring the safe, environmentally-sound disposal of hazardous waste.

April 2004 and March 2005 inspections by EPA and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality revealed several RCRA violations involving the storage and disposal of regulated hazardous wastes, primarily waste wood preservative. The alleged violations included failure to label, date or close containers of hazardous waste; failure to clean, maintain, and enclose a “drip pad” used to facilitate inspections and minimize hazardous waste releases.

As part of the settlement, the company neither admitted nor denied liability for the violations cited by EPA. For more information about regulation of hazardous waste, visit