Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Packaging Materials Manufacturer Settles Federal Enforcement Action Alleging Hazardous Waste Violations

On December 22, 2009, U.S. EPA announced that it settled an enforcement action against Clear Lam Packaging, an Elk Grove, Illinois manufacturer of flexible and rigid packaging materials.

U.S. EPA alleged that Clear Lam "failed to have a hazardous waste storage permit, maintain aisle space in the hazardous waste storage area, keep hazardous waste containers closed, provide annual employee training and keep records about it, and have a complete contingency plan."

Clear Lam will pay a $20,750 penalty and perform an environmental project costing at least $221,000.  It will "help protect the environment and public health by purchasing, installing and operating a solvent recovery system that will recycle approximately 100,000 gallons of hazardous waste annually."

Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments.

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