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EPA settles with Joyner's Die Casting and Plating on hazardous waste violations

Release Date: 04/25/2006
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, (312) 353-8547,


CHICAGO (Apr. 25, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Joyner's Die Casting & Plating Inc., Brooklyn Park, Minn. on alleged violations of federal rules on hazardous waste. The company must pay a $50,000 penalty and perform an environmental cleanup costing at least $250,000.

Joyner's, located at 7801 Xylon Ave. N., was cited for violating Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements for managing hazardous waste, including keeping containers closed, performing weekly and daily inspections of storage containers and keeping records, having overfill prevention controls and secondary containment systems, having tank certification, providing enough aisle space and obtaining a permit for storage or disposal of hazardous waste. The company will, over the next two years, spend no less than $250,000 to clean up ground water contamination at its facility.

Under RCRA, EPA regulates hazardous waste from production to final disposal.

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