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EPA reaches agreement with Wabash Alloys on clean-air violations

Release Date: 04/07/2008
Contact Information: William Omohundro, 312-353-8254, omohundro.william@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 08-OPA049

(Chicago, Ill. - April 7, 2008) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Wabash Alloys LLC on alleged clean-air violations at the company's secondary aluminum production plant at 525 W. Old Highway 24, Wabash, Ind.

The agreement, which includes a $10,000 penalty, resolves EPA allegations that Wabash Alloys violated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants by failing to keep proper temperature records for its scrap dryer afterburner for almost a month in 2005.

Wabash self-disclosed the alleged violations and has certified it is now complying with the recordkeeping requirements EPA cited it for.

Hazardous air pollutants may cause serious health effects including birth defects and cancer. They may also cause harmful environmental and ecological effects.

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