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.
In 2015, the EPA required the facility
to install an air monitor. According to EPA, the air monitor showed lead
emissions on at least seven days from June through August 2016, that exceeded
the standard for lead in ambient air. EPA notes lead in the air can cause
significant risk to humans, especially children, the elderly and those with
The EPA is currently taking further
action to prevent future violations of the air quality standard.