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EPA cites Vim recycling for clean-air violations

Release Date: 05/11/2009
Contact Information: William Omohundro, 312-353-8254,

No. 09-OPA084

(Chicago, Ill. - May 8, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today cited VIM Recycling Inc. for alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company's construction waste recycling facility at 29861 Old U. S. Highway 33, Elkhart, Ind.

EPA alleges that VIM has violated federally enforceable regulations contained in Indiana's plan for implementing the Clean Air Act. Specifically, EPA said VIM allegedly violated Indiana's EPA-approved regulations prohibiting open burning at the site.

EPA has been working with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to gather information about the VIM site and to address the environmental compliance issues at the site.

These are preliminary findings of violations. To resolve them, EPA may issue a compliance order, assess an administrative penalty or bring suit in federal court against the company. VIM has seven days from receipt of the notice to meet with EPA to discuss resolving the allegations.

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