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EPA reaches agreement with J & J Cores on clean-air violations

Release Date: 5/23/2005
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CONTACT: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA072

CHICAGO (May 23, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with J & J Cores on alleged clean-air violations at the company's aluminum recovery plant at 22375 Oxford Township Road 105, Newcomerstown, Ohio. EPA assessed a $3,588 penalty.

The agreement resolves EPA allegations that J & J Cores failed to comply with federal monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and operating requirements for its sweat furnace.

As part of the settlement, J & J Cores agreed to provide quarterly reports to EPA for one year to confirm steps the company is taking to comply with the Clean Air Act.

J & J Cores uses the sweat furnace to melt and separate aluminum from scrap containing aluminum and iron metals. Emissions from the sweat furnace are controlled by an afterburner.

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