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EPA requires Phoenix facility to safely handle hazardous waste

Contact Information: 
Nahal Mogharabi (Mogharabi.nahal@epa.gov)

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined World Resources Company $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste laws.

World Resources, located in Tolleson, Ariz. uses manufactured residues to produce metal concentrates and was fined $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste regulations. In this case, the violations stemmed from improper shipment of hazardous wastes. World Resources ships materials to smelters for industrial applications.

Under the EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program, hazardous substances must be stored, handled and disposed of using measures that safeguard public health and the environment.

For more information on RCRA, please visit the EPA's web site at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/civil/rcra/index.html