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EPA settles with True Value on hazardous waste violations; includes $74,323 penalty

Release Date: 5/11/2005
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CONTACT: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA066

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this news release incorrectly stated that the oil containers were leaking and open. They were not.

CHICAGO (May 11, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached agreement with True Value Manufacturing Co. for hazardous waste violations at its 201 Jandus Road paint manufacturing facility in Cary, Ill. The company has agreed to pay a $74,323 penalty and comply with all hazardous waste storage rules.

EPA cited True Value for failing to obtain a hazardous waste storage permit; retain an adequate hazardous waste contingency plan; properly store unmarked used oil containers; and conduct and keep records of weekly safety inspections.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, EPA regulates hazardous waste from its production to final disposal.

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