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EPA Orders SIC Technologies in Atlanta, GA to Correct Problems at its Facility

Release Date: 02/15/2012
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – February 15, 2012) The SIC Technologies in Atlanta, GA has been issued an EPA Order that requires expedited corrective measures be taken at the facility to ensure the protection of public health and the environment. EPA issued the Order under Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which states that an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and the environment exists at the facility.

EPA believes that an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and the environment exists at the facility due to the improper storage of solid and/or hazardous wastes, the presence of corroding and leaking containers, and the lack of adequate aisle space sufficient to address emergency releases.

The SIC Technologies operations consist of the production and sale of chemicals used in the following industrial processes: electropolishing of aluminum and stainless steel; anodizing aluminum; zinc plating; paint pretreatment of steel and aluminum; and ceramic mold cleaning. EPA’s RCRA program and the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) conducted inspections at the SIC Technologies on November 30, 2011, January 18, 2012 and January 30, 2012.


Some of the work required of SIC Technologies in the 7003 Order includes the cleanup of spills and releases; the repackaging of wastes and materials in compromised containers; the preparation of a waste analysis plan; and the segregation and the proper transportation and
off-site disposal of all hazardous and nonhazardous wastes currently stored at the facility. EPA and GAEPD will continue to work jointly to oversee the compliance of SIC Technologies with environmental laws.