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EPA Settlement with Dura Bond Pipe will Help Protect Residents in the Harrisburg Area
Release Date: 11/13/2014
Contact Information: Donna Heron 215-814-5113 / firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2014) -- In an EPA settlement, Dura Bond Pipe, LLC, located in Steelton, Pa., has agreed to pay a $45,040 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its metal coating facility in Steelton, Pennsylvania.
EPA cited Dura Bond Pipe for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, 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 storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
Following a June 2013 inspection, EPA cited the company for RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including two 55 gallon drums of ignitable hazardous waste, one 55 gallon drum of used rags and gloves, and universal waste lamps (i.e., lamps that may contain mercury or other hazardous substances).
The alleged violations included: failure to make hazardous waste determinations; failure to conduct weekly inspections of hazardous waste storage areas; failure to label and keep closed containers of universal waste; failure to document how long the universal waste has been accumulated.
The settlement penalty reflects the company’s cooperation with EPA in the resolution of this matter. As part of the settlement, the company has not admitted liability for the alleged violations, but has certified its compliance with applicable RCRA requirements.
For more information about hazardous waste and RCRA, visithttps://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/index.htm