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EPA settles with Precision Metalsmiths for hazardous waste violations

Release Date: 06/13/2006
Contact Information: Karen Thompson (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 06-OPA100

CHICAGO (June 13, 2006) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Precision Metalsmiths Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, to settle alleged hazardous waste violations. A penalty of $59,500 will be paid.

Precision Metalsmiths, located at 1081 E. 200th St., was cited for violating Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements for managing hazardous waste, including storing without a permit, and for failing to provide adequate training, maintain training and job description records and a complete list of emergency equipment in its contingency plan.

The company operates a casting foundry. Under RCRA, EPA regulates hazardous waste from production to final disposal.

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