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EPA Settles With Timco Engine Center On Hazardous Waste Violations; $104,100 Penalty Assessed

Release Date: 06/29/2010
Contact Information: Kären Thompson, 312-353-8547, thompson.karen@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 10-OPA71

CHICAGO (June 29, 2010) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has settled with TIMCO Engine Center Inc., Oscoda, Mich., for alleged violations of federal hazardous waste regulations. A $104,100 penalty has been assessed.

The company, located at 3921 Arrow St., failed to update its contingency plan; train employees; label, date and close containers; maintain adequate aisle space; and properly manage universal waste lamps. TIMCO generates hazardous waste at its aviation engine repair plant that requires proper storage and disposal. It also stored hazardous waste for more than 90 days.

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


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