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U.S. EPA Fines Reno Area Facility $79,500 for Hazardous Waste Violations

Release Date: 11/30/2011
Contact Information: Margot Perez-Sullivan, perezsullivan.margot@epa.gov

SAN FRANCISCO—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined a hazardous waste treatment, storage and recycling company $79,500 for the improper management of hazardous waste at its Fernley facility.

A 2010 inspection at 21st Century Environmental Management of Nevada, LLC, uncovered violations of federal standards governing the handling and storage of hazardous waste. In this case, the facility processes and recycles a variety of hazardous materials. Among the violations were storage of hazardous waste in an unpermitted area, cracked and deteriorated containment areas, and a leaking container.

Under the EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program, hazardous substances must be stored, handled and disposed of using measures that safeguard public health and the environment.

For more information on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, please visit the EPA’s web site at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/civil/rcra/index.html.

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