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EPA settles with Dana Container for alleged violations at Wilmington, Del. facility
PHILADELPHIA (October 18, 2016) – Dana Container, Inc., the owner and operator of a railcar cleaning and refurbishing facility in Wilmington, Del., will pay a $12,000 penalty to settle alleged hazardous waste storage violations of regulations designed to protect public health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
EPA cited the company for violating federal and state safeguards governing the storage of hazardous waste. The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Delaware’s hazardous waste regulations are designed to protect public health and the environment, and avoid costly cleanups, by requiring the safe, environmentally sound storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
The hazardous wastes, which were generated at the facility from the cleaning of railcars, included benzene, vinyl acetate and waste solvent. Alleged violations focused on how the materials were stored, and included failure to ship wastes offsite in a timely manner, failure to maintain proper records, and failure to maintain an adequate contingency plan.
As part of the settlement, the company has not admitted liability, but has certified that it is now in compliance with the requirements cited by EPA.
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