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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…

Delaware Hospital Cited for Multiple RCRA Violations

The Bullet: A hospital in Dover, DE was cited for multiple violations of state regulations by the DNREC. Who: Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  A Large Quantity Generator of hazardous waste and a Small Quantity Handler of Universal Waste. Delaware Department…

U.S. EPA settles with two San Joaquin Valley companies to ensure safe handling of hazardous waste

The Bullet: US EPA announced the conclusions of enforcement actions against two hazardous waste generators in California’s San Joaquin Valley.  Fines paid by the two facilities total $75,200.  Read the US EPA press release:  U.S. EPA settles with two San…

Virginia Chemical Distributor to Pay $612,339 for Violations of Hazardous Waste Storage Regulations

The Bullet: A chemical distribution facility in Roanoke, Va was ordered by an administrative law judge to pay a $612,339 penalty for multiple violations of federal and state hazardous waste storage regulations. Who: United States Environmental Agency (USEPA) issued the…

Delaware Composting Facility Issued NOV by DNREC

The Bullet: The DNREC issued an NOV (Notice of Violation) to a commercial composting company based on information it provided in its quarterly report and an inspection of the site.  Potential violations  include exceeding the facility’s limits for on-site storage…

MN Pollution Control Agency Completes 68 Enforcement Cases in Second Quarter of 2014

The MPCA completed 68 enforcement cases in 41 Minnesota counties during just the second quarter of 2014 (April-June).  The civil penalties collected due to these violations exceed $735,000.  The MPCA has 107 environmental enforcement investigations that are ongoing and may…

Department of Toxic Substances Control (California) Files Complaint Against FedEx Ground

The Bullet: DTSC alleges that FedEx Ground committed more than 1,500 acts resulting in multiple violations of California hazardous waste regulations.  These acts took place at each of FedEx’s thirty-one terminals throughout California.  Alleged violations stem from improper management of…

Pennsylvania Company Guilty Plea and $1.2 Million Fine for Improper Storage of Explosive Hazardous Waste

The Bullet: The generator of a hazardous waste violated basic requirements of the hazardous waste regulations.  And, as a consequence, also violated the Hazardous Material Regulations of the PHMSA/USDOT.  These avoidable violations have resulted in significant criminal violations for this…

USEPA Announces $3.6 Million Made Available for Environmental Job Training Grants

The Bullet: A lot of money ($3.6 million, to be exact) was made available to a variety of organizations to provide training in unspecified environmental disciplines for the unemployed and underemployed in their area. Who: United States Environmental Protection Agency…