EPA settlements include public report of chemicals

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 28, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Aug. 24 that three Connecticut companies have agreed to publicly report on their use of required toxic chemicals, which the agency says will help create a safer environment for the public. The companies each agreed to separate settlements.

Redland Brick Inc. of South Windsor, Connecticut, agreed to properly report on the company’s use of barium compounds. According to EPA allegations, Redland failed to do so in 2013, 2014 and 2015. EPA notes that proper recording is vital because it helps federal, state, and local authorities when they need to clean up industrial pollution or safely and effectively respond to emergency situations. Redland also will pay a $11,246 penalty.

Scapa Tapes North America of Windsor, Connecticut, will pay $58,214 to resolve allegations of failing to properly report its use of ethylbenzene in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and vinyl acetate in 2014 and 2015.

O.F. Mossberg & Sons of North Haven, Connecticut, agreed to properly file reports about its use of copper by the mandated deadline. Additionally, the company has shored up its methods to better meet future reporting requirements. Mossberg’s civil penalty is $43,419.

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