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Palmetto Health Fined for Mishandling Hazardous Waste

The Bullet: The Palmetto Health Richland has been fined $28,000 by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for mismanagement of hazardous waste.  Read the full article in The State. Who: Palmetto Health Richland located in Columbia,…

Oregon DEQ Fines W.R. Grace & Co. $6,600 for Hazardous Waste Transport Violations

The Bullet: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (OR DEQ) has fined W.R. Grace & Co. $6,600 for illegally transporting hazardous waste to its Albany facility. Who: W.R. Grace and Company is an American chemical conglomerate based in Columbia, Maryland.…

EPA Fines Kawasaki Rail Car for Improper Storage and Handling of Hazardous Waste

EPA Inspection Found Dozens of Containers of Hazardous Wastes The Bullet: A company is inspected, issued a notice of violation, and settles with USEPA to avoid a long costly legal process they will likely lose.  The cost to settle is…

RCRA Violations Detected and Corrected at Delaware Solid Waste Authority – Cherry Island Landfill

The Bullet: The Cherry Island Landfill, operated by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority was issued several Notice of Violations (NOVs) by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) for several potential violations of the state’s Solid and…

Army Settles With EPA for Hazardous Waste Violations at Fort Wainwright, AK – Pays $59,220 in Penalties

The Bullet: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the U.S. Army for alleged violations of its hazardous waste permit at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. As part of the settlement, the Army has agreed to pay $59,220 in…

NASA Pays $50,660 Penalty to Settle Alleged Violations of the Clean Air Act and RCRA

The Bullet: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has agreed to pay a $50,660 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal environmental regulations of the USEPA at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Island, VA. Who: United State Environmental Protection…

NY DEC Announces Second Arrest in Schenectady Illegal Dumping Case

NY DEC Announces Second Arrest in Schenectady Illegal Dumping Case

The Bullet: Police made a second arrest in the illegal dumping of approximately 125 gallons of waste oil in the city of Schenectady, NY following the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Who: New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC).…

North Slope Borough Settles With EPA for Hazardous Waste Violations

The Bullet: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Slope Borough, Alaska have reached a settlement that resolves alleged violations of hazardous waste requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. North Slope Borough Settles With EPA for Hazardous…

Pinnacle Oilfield Services Violates Environmental Laws in Louisiana

The Bullet: Pinnacle Oilfield Services, Inc in Broussard, LA will pay a $146,585 civil penalty along with undertaking other measures due to its violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Who: Pinnacle Oilfield Services, Inc., in Broussard, LA…

Oregon DEQ Fines Agilyx Corporation $45,600 for Hazardous Waste Violations

The Bullet: The Oregon DEQ fined Agilyx Corporation $45,600 for multiple and repeated violations of the state’s hazardous waste regulations.  The facility was developing a production process that converts plastic to crude oil under contract with Waste Management.  Read the Oregon…