The door hardware company is facing a penalty of $64,495 from the EPA after a March 2011 inspection revealed it hadn’t properly marked, closed or segregated containers of hazardous waste, or maintained appropriate space between them. It also was penalized for not having an adequate waste training program, and visit us not updating contingency plans to local authorities.
The containers held spent hydrochloric acid and sodium fluoride, which could cause a reaction including fire, explosion or generation of flammable gas if mixed.
The EPA inspection was to ensure the company was abiding by guidelines set by the federal Resource Conservation & Recovery Act and state regulations.
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