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EPA Fines Wharton Chemical for Hazardous Waste Violations
Release Date: 03/10/2015
Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or email@example.com
DALLAS – (March 10, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently conducted a compliance evaluation of Wharton Chemical in Hungerford, Texas. The evaluation revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at the facility. The company will pay a $230,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated RCRA, and taking steps to protect the local community from health and environmental risks associated with hazardous waste.
Wharton Chemical, also known as Lamberti USA, Inc., produces specialty chemicals for industrial applications. The facility was classified as a small-quantity generator of hazardous waste. However, during several occasions in Jan. 2009 through Dec. 2013, the facility generated large quantities of hazardous waste (1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste per month).
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