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Rubicon LLC Joins EPA Partnership, Pledges 1.5 Million Pound Hazardous Waste Reduction

Release Date: 04/13/2006
Contact Information: Dave Bary, 214-665-2200,

(Dallas, Texas - April 13, 2006) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), presented a plaque today to Rubicon LLC in Geismar, Louisiana, marking its entrance into the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP). Rubicon has entered this voluntary program by pledging to reduce one-half million pounds of aniline and one million pounds of benzene from the waste it generates.

"Using innovative approaches to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals is a good environmental strategy," EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene said. "By joining this program, Rubicon is not only protecting public health and the environment, but showing good economic and business sense."

The National Partnership for Environmental Priorities is a voluntary waste minimization program that encourages public and private organizations to form voluntary partnerships with EPA to reduce the use or release of 31 priority chemicals beyond the requirements of environmental regulations. These chemicals are long-lasting substances that can harm humans and the environment.

"Rubicon is honored to be chosen as a partner in the EPA National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program," said Toby Gerhold, Vice President and General Manager of Rubicon. "We are committed to operating effectively with waste minimization and energy efficiency goals that are advantageous to both the company and the community."

More information about NPEP may be found at