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EPA Settlement with Whitford Corporation Ensures Proper Management of Hazardous Waste in Elverson, Pa.
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Contact Information: Donna Heron 215-814-5113, firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILADELPHIA (October 22, 2014) – In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Whitford Corporation has agreed to properly manage the hazardous paint waste at its paint manufacturing operation in Elverson, Pa.
Whitford, located at 47 Park Ave., has also agreed to pay a $20,240 penalty to settle the alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
EPA cited Whitford 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.
After a facility inspection on May 16, 2013, EPA cited the company for several RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including solvents and paint wastes. The alleged violations included: operating a hazardous waste storage facility without a permit or interim status; failure to keep containers closed; and failure to label containers.
The settlement penalty reflects the company’s compliance efforts, and its cooperation with EPA in the resolution of this matter. As part of the settlement, Whitford Corporation 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, visit https://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/index.htm.