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Eldo W.R.M.S., Inc., to Pay $23,900 Civil Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations at Salvage Goods Facility in Grandview, Mo.

Release Date: 11/23/2011
Contact Information: Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394, whitley.christopher@epa.gov

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(Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 23, 2011) - Eldo W.R.M.S., Inc., a commercial goods salvage wholesale and retail business, has agreed to pay a $23,900 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of hazardous waste violations at its facility in Grandview, Mo.

According to an administrative consent agreement filed by EPA Region 7 in Kansas City, Mo., an EPA representative conducted a compliance evaluation inspection at the company’s Grandview facility in February 2010, and noted several violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which regulates hazardous waste.

Those violations included failure to perform hazardous waste determinations on multiple waste streams, storing hazardous wastes without a RCRA permit, and offering hazardous waste for transport without a hazardous waste manifest.

More specifically, the violations involved the storage of at least seven types of waste pharmaceuticals and several containers, pails and drums of paint, adhesives, ink and printing chemicals. The facility was storing approximately 17,750 pounds of hazardous wastes, not including the waste pharmaceuticals, at the time of EPA’s inspection.

The EPA inspection also noted that the facility had on multiple occasions shipped hazardous waste pharmaceuticals to a medical waste incinerator for disposal, without using a required hazardous waste manifest.

By agreeing to the settlement with EPA, Eldo W.R.M.S., Inc., has certified that it is now in compliance with all requirements of the RCRA regulations.

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