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EPA reaches agreement with Smith Cove for cleanup of Callahan Mine Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 6 that a settlement has been reached to facilitate cleanup of the Callahan Mine Superfund Site in Brooksville, Maine.

EPA complaint against Syngenta, other policies in doubt under new Trump pick, advocate says

Karen Kidd Jan. 11, 2017, 10:16am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environment Protection Agency has many wondering what will become of the agency's activities, including a pesticide complaint filed last month over an incident on Kauai a year ago, a workplace advocate said.

U.S. agencies settle for $40 million with 100 parties in Petersen/Puritan Superfund site case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 6, 2017, 10:07am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection (RIDEM) announced Dec. 23 they had reached a $40 million settlement with defendants to ensure cleanup of “Operable Unit Two” of the Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund site in Cumberland and Lincoln, Rhode Island.

EPA, Connecticut town agree to storm water system upgrade

Mark Iandolo Jan. 5, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 19 that the city of West Haven, Connecticut, has agreed to make changes to its storm water system, ensuring the protection of local waterways.

EPA to conduct emergency response cleanup at closed Indianapolis facility

Mark Iandolo Jan. 5, 2017, 8:52am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 it had started an emergency response action to clean up the vacant Williamson Polishing & Plating building in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis.  

EPA fines Western Solutions $25,000, alleges violations of cleanup agreement

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 9:01am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 20 that it has assessed Western Solutions Inc. a $25,000 fine for violating a chemical cleanup order issued by the agency in 2010.

EPA targets Syngenta Seeds, seeks $4.8 million for alleged worker protection law violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 8:38am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a complaint Dec. 15 against Syngenta Seeds LLC for allegations of violating federal pesticide regulations.

Saint-Gobain Corp. facilities in Massachusetts pursue compliance with clean water laws

Mark Iandolo Dec. 20, 2016, 9:38am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 13 that manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, subsidiaries of a multinational building materials company, have taken steps to comply with federal clean water laws.

EPA to finalize standards for restricted-use pesticides

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2016, 8:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 12 that it is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public and require special handling.

EPA proposes ban on certain uses of chemical TCE

Mark Iandolo Dec. 13, 2016, 9:56am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 7 that it has proposed a ban on select uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE).

EPA plan seeks to protect taxpayers from financial woes linked to hardrock mining contamination

Mark Iandolo Dec. 9, 2016, 9:33am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 2 that it will take action to protect U.S. taxpayers by proposing financial responsibility requirements for the hardrock mining industry.

Slawson settles with EPA, agrees to upgrade vapor control systems at North Dakota facilities

Mark Iandolo Dec. 9, 2016, 9:17am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 1 that Slawson Exploration Company Inc. will settle allegations of violating the Clean Air Act during its oil and gas production activities in North Dakota.

EPA settles with Canyon Plastics over alleged Clean Water Act violations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:42am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 1 that it has reached an agreement with Canyon Plastics Inc., resolving allegations of federal Clean Water Act violations.

EPA and DoJ announce a $9 million settlement over Asheville Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:55am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 22 that CTS Corp., Mills Gap Road Associates and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will spend roughly $9 million on an interim cleanup at the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Site in Asheville, North Carolina.

EPA announces 10 chemicals it will examine for risk to humans

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 29 the first 10 chemicals it plans to evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform.

EPA receives $5.6 million settlement from Shieldalloy Metallurgical to clean Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:22am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 16 that Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation has agreed to a $5.6 million settlement after contaminated groundwater allegations at the Superfund site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey.

EPA announces settlement with Albaugh after allegations of FIFRA violations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 22, 2016, 8:26am

LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 13 it has settled with Albaugh LLC after allegations the company violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by misbranding pesticides. Albaugh will pay a penalty of $112,684.

EPA alleges Behr Iron and Metal releases harmful lead into air

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:33am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 9 that it issued a notice of violation to Behr Iron and Metal of Rockford, Illinois, for allegedly exceeding the health-based standards that limit air emissions of lead.

Pennsylvania to pay $26,000 penalty, agrees to strengthen compliance with EPA standards

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:30am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 18 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PADOT) will pay $26,066 after allegations of underground storage tank violations in Brownsville and Franklin, where the facilities stored diesel fuel.

Washington can continue case against U.S Energy Department

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2016, 9:40am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Nov. 3 that a federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss his lawsuit over worker safety issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.