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EPA settles with Sun Chemical on hazardous waste violations; includes $42,723 fine and environmental project

Release Date: 7/6/2005
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CONTACT: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA111

CHICAGO (July 6, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Sun Chemical Corp. for alleged hazardous waste violations at its Northlake, Ill., facility.

The ink and coatings packaging manufacturer will pay a $42,723 penalty for multiple hazardous waste management violations, including storage without a permit.

Sun Chemical, located at 135 W. Lake St., is required to spend not less than $209,526 on an environmental project. It will develop, implement and maintain a washing system that will reduce hazardous waste and decrease air emissions. The company is also required to submit quarterly progress reports and a completion report to EPA.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA regulates the management and disposal of hazardous waste from the time of production to final disposal.

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