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EPA settles with Wisconsin Plating works for hazardous waste violations

Release Date: 09/15/2009
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547, thompson.karen@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 09-OPA171

(CHICAGO - Sept. 15, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Wisconsin Plating Works of Racine in Racine, Wis., to settle alleged hazardous waste violations. A $9,000 penalty has been paid.

Wisconsin Plating Works was cited for violating Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements for managing hazardous waste at its facility at 931 Carroll St., including failure to appropriately label containers, remove waste from the site within 180 days, conduct weekly inspections and close a container.

The company performs plating operations at its facility and has certified that it is now in compliance with federal regulations. Under RCRA, EPA regulates hazardous waste from production to final disposal.

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