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Glastonbury, Conn. Company Faces Fine for Reporting Violations

Release Date: 10/01/2010
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Oct. 1, 2010) – A Glastonbury company faces a fine from EPA for failing to file required chemical inventory reports, in violation of federal right to know laws.

EPA has proposed a $61,000 penalty against Highway Safety Corp., which does business under the name of Connecticut Galvanizing, for failing to file a Toxic Chemical Release Inventory form for zinc compounds manufactured at the facility in 2006, 2007 and 2008. These reports are required under the federal Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
 
Connecticut Galvanizing operates a hot-dip galvanizing facility at in Glastonbury that galvanizes large metal objects such as guard rails, light posts and other highway equipment. The case was identified through a routine inspection by EPA in Dec. 2009.

TRI data are collected annually and help inform decision-making and provide the impetus for environmentally-related action at the federal, state, and local level.
 
More information:
 
- Toxic Release Inventory (http://epa.gov/tri/)
 
- Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (http://www.epa.gov/oecaagct/lcra.html)
 
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Editor's Note: document edited on Oct. 12, 2010.

Replaced original sentence "TRI reports also ensure that health studies based on TRI data are valid and help authorities carry out comprehensive planning to reduce industrial pollution around a facility." with "TRI data are collected annually and help inform decision-making and provide the impetus for environmentally-related action at the federal, state, and local level."