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EPA reaches agreement with Wabash Alloys on clean-air violations

Release Date: 12/21/2005
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CONTACT: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 05-OPA268

EPA reaches agreement with Wabash Alloys on clean-air violations

CHICAGO (Dec. 21, 2005) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Wabash Alloys LLC on alleged clean-air violations at the company's aluminum recovery plant at 4365 Bradley Road, Cleveland, Ohio. EPA assessed an $11,160 penalty.

The agreement resolves EPA allegations that Wabash Alloys violated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants by failing to comply with EPA requirements for operating its scrap dryer afterburner.

Wabash has certified that it is now complying fully with national emission standards for secondary aluminum production facilities.

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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