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 asthma.
The EPA is currently taking further action to prevent future violations of the air quality standard.