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Meriden Conn. Company Pays Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations

Release Date: 08/08/2013
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Aug. 8, 2013) - The owner of Meriden Enterprise Center has agreed to pay a penalty of $52,500 to settle EPA claims that it violated federal regulations covering the disposal requirements for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

290 Pratt Street, LLC owns the Meriden Enterprise Center facility in Meriden, Conn. EPA alleges that in June 2010, PCBs were discovered to have leaked from transformers and to have contaminated soil and concrete areas at the Meriden Enterprise Center. The release prompted EPA and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) to require that the PCBs be cleaned up in accordance with PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA) and in accordance with Connecticut law. Under the terms of the agreement, 290 Pratt Street, LLC will promptly complete any remaining PCB cleanup requirements.

PCBs are persistent in the environment and are suspected carcinogens. Exposure to PCBs can cause effects on the immune system, the reproductive system, the nervous system and the endocrine system.

More information:

Appropriate ways to manage PCBs (epa.gov/region01/enforcement/tsca/index.html#pcb)

Basic information on PCBs (epa.gov/pcb)

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