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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Hazardous Waste & PCB Enforcement

Metal Finishing and Hazardous Waste

Metal Finishers

Typical hazardous wastes generated by metal finishers include sludges that contain heavy metals such as chromium, cadmium, and/or lead, spent plating solutions containing metals and/or cyanides, flammable liquids, and both alkaline and acidic corrosive liquids. If improperly managed, these wastes could be a source of significant environmental harm and a threat to public health.

Recent Metal Finishing Administrative Penalty Orders

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