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EPA settles with Alabama company on hazardous waste transport violations

Release Date: 01/30/2006
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, (312) 353-8547

No. 06-OPA017

CHICAGO (Jan. 30, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 recently settled with Robbie D. Wood Inc., Dolomite, Ala., on two hazardous waste transport violations. A total penalty of $121,375 will be paid.

The administrative complaint and compliance order alleges that Robbie D. Woods Inc. failed to properly document 62 loads of hazardous waste leaving the U.S. and to return copies of manifests to the waste generators. The company transported 144 loads of hazardous waste into Canada, 138 through Port Huron, Mich. and six through ports in New York. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, U.S. exporters are required to sign and date all manifests when crossing the U.S./Canada border.

EPA regulates the hazardous waste from its production to final disposal.

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