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EPA Settles With Century Plating

Release Date: 09/13/2010
Contact Information: CONTACT: Kären Thompson, 312-353-8547, thompson.karen@epa.gov



For Immediate Release No. 10-OPA106

EPA SETTLES WITH CENTURY PLATING ON HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS; SETS $39,916 PENALTY

CHICAGO (Sept. 13, 2010) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled with Century Plating Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, for alleged violations of federal hazardous waste regulations. A $39,916 penalty has been set.

The company, a large quantity generator of hazardous waste located at 18006 S. Waterloo Road, failed to have a storage permit, submit an annual report, make a waste determination, comply with its contingency plan, document and keep employee training records, maintain and test emergency equipment, make and document agreements with emergency services, and mark, close and inspect weekly, containers of hazardous plating waste.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA controls hazardous waste from its production to final disposal.