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EPA Settles Cases Against Two Eastern Sandusky County Companies for Chemical Reporting Violations

Release Date: 12/19/2013
Contact Information: Joshua Singer, 312-353-5069, singer.joshua@epa.gov

For Immediate Release No. 13-OPA065

(CHICAGO—December 19, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced separate settlements with Palmer Brothers Transit Mix Concrete, Inc., and Revere Plastics Systems to resolve alleged violations of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in Sandusky County, Ohio.

The Palmer Brothers settlement resolves allegations that the firm failed to provide state and local authorities with required information about hazardous materials such as slag, cement and calcium chloride at the company’s Fremont facility. Earlier this month, Palmer Brothers agreed to pay a $12,574 administrative penalty and to spend more than $60,000 to reduce blowing dust (particulate matter) by nine tons annually.

The Revere Plastics settlement resolves allegations that the firm failed to report releases of decabromodiphenyl oxide and antimony compounds (fire retardants) that occurred from 2007 - 2010 at the company’s facility in Clyde. Revere agreed to pay a $118,750 administrative penalty. Earlier this year, Revere Plastics paid a $61,756 administrative penalty to resolve alleged violations of federal requirements to report information about the company’s inventories of sulfuric acid and lead to state and local authorities.

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