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EPA settles with Double Eagle Steel Coating Co. on chemical inventory reporting violations

Release Date: 05/18/2009
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547,


(Chicago, Ill. - May 18, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 recently settled with Double Eagle Steel Coating Co. on hazardous chemical and toxic release inventory reporting violations at its Dearborn, Mich., facility.

Federal law requires local and state authorities be notified of hazardous chemical storage. In the event of a fire or emergency, responders need to know what they are dealing with so they can take steps to protect people living or working in the area.

Double Eagle, 3000 Miller Road, paid a civil penalty of $93,392 to resolve the EPA complaint. The facility failed to report many hazardous chemicals stored at the site including sulfuric acid, lead, zinc and hydrochloric acid.

The company has since submitted its required emergency and hazardous chemical inventory forms to Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council, Wayne County Local Emergency Planning Committee and Dearborn Fire Department.

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