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Case Summary: $6.8 Million Penalty for Violations at Rodale Manufacturing Superfund Site in Pennsylvania

On May 3, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Schneider Electric USA agreed to pay a $6,868,975 penalty for allegedly violating the terms of a 2002 court-approved Superfund consent decree. The stipulated penalty is the largest in the history of the Superfund program and third largest in the history of the Agency. The violations occurred during cleanup activity at the Rodale Manufacturing Superfund Site in Emmaus, Penn.

The violations resulted in uncontrolled emissions of air pollutants that can cause threats to public health and the environment. The violations began at least in 2008 and were resolved by Schneider in 2013 when the company replaced the on-site groundwater treatment system.

Schneider Electric is a Fortune Global 500 company and develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy systems. Previously, the company manufactured ships and armaments.

More information about the site is available from the Rodale Manufacturing Superfund site profile page.

For more information, contact:

Manuel Ronquillo
Attorney-Advisor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20460
(202) 564-6065
ronquillo.manuel@epa.gov

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