BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) announced that Northeast Lamp Recycling Inc. will pay $23,000 and
comply with federal law after allegations that it violated federal laws
regulating toxic substances.
The company, which has a facility in East Windsor, Connecticut,
handles solid waste. It mishandled light ballasts with
(PCBs) while recycling,
according to EPA’s New England office. The EPA claimed that the company stored
more light ballasts than allowed, some of the ballasts did not have required
out-of-service dates, and that the facility lacked necessary containment
equipment. These purported actions violate the federal Toxic Substances Control
PCBs, a carcinogen, can also cause non-cancer adverse health
effects in humans and animals. Any individual or company that disposes of PCBs
is subject to regulations brought forth by the EPA.