PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 18 that Dana Container Inc., owner and
operator of a rail car cleaning and refurbishing facility in Wilmington, Delaware,
will pay $12,000 after allegations related to hazardous waste storage
EPA cited the company for allegedly violating the federal
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Delaware’s
hazardous waste regulations, which exist to protect public health as well as
the environment. The laws require safe, environmentally sound storage and
disposal of hazardous waste.
The company’s waste was allegedly generated
by cleaning rail cars using benzene, vinyl acetate and waste solvent. These
products were allegedly stored improperly. EPA charged Dana Container with
failing to ship wastes offsite in a timely manner, failing to keep proper
records, and failing to develop a contingency plan.
Dana Container did not admit liability but certified it is now in compliance with the laws.