MDEQ Orders Madison Heights Plating Shop to Cease Operations


Madison Heights MI (12/22/2015) The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Wednesday delivered a cease and desist order to Electro-Plate Service, Inc. (EPS) in Madison Heights for its endangerment of the public and environment after repeated willful...View

Major Montreal Property Management Firm Fined $975,000 for Improper Handling of Electrical Equipment Containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)


Montreal, Quebec (12/22/2016) – The effective and strict enforcement of Canadian environmental and wildlife protection legislation is one way that Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) meets its commitment to maintaining clean air and water and to protecting...View

EPA Settles With Third Renovator That Violated Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule at Kansas City Power & Light Building


Lenexa KS (12/15/2016) - EPA Region 7 conducted a random inspection for lead-based paint renovation work practices at the Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) building in Kansas City, Mo., in June 2015, as well as a records inspection for the project in July 2015, which...View

Quebec Company Fined $120,000 for Discharging Hydraulic Oil into the Kapuskasing River


Kapuskasing ON (12/15/2016) - Hydromega Services Inc. pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $120,000 for discharging hydraulic oil into the Kapuskasing River, which may impair the quality of the water, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act...View

San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board Levies $2.8 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges in Suisun Marsh


San Francisco CA (12/15/2016) - The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board Wednesday imposed an Administrative Civil Liability in the amount of $2,828,000 against John D. Sweeney and Point Buckler Club LLC, for discharging fill material into Suisun...View

Public and Environment to Benefit from $50 Million Proposed Settlement for Natural Resources Harmed by Virginia Dupont Facility - Officials Announce Largest Natural Resource Damage Settlement in Virginia’s History


Harrisonburg VA (12/15/2016) - The Departments of Justice and the Interior joined with the Commonwealth of Virginia today to announce a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at approximately $50 million to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from...View

EPA Files Complaint Against Syngenta for Farmworker Safety Violations on Kauai


HONOLULU HI (12/15/2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint alleging that Syngenta Seeds, LLC violated numerous federal pesticide regulations meant to protect agricultural workers at its crop research farm in Kekaha, Kauai. EPA is...View

Corner Brook-Based Fish-Processing Company Fined for Environmental Violations


St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (12/14/2016) - On December 12, 2016, Barry Group Inc. was ordered to pay, in St. John’s Provincial Court, a total of $200,000 in penalties for environmental violations that occurred at fish-processing facilities in Witless Bay and...View

U.S. EPA Settles with Anaheim Home Improvement Firm for Failure to Protect Residents from Lead-Based Paint


LOS ANGELES CA (12/13/2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Powerstar Home Energy Solutions for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint rules at several residential properties in Southern California. The company will pay...View

EPA Works with Two R.I. Communities to Improve Water Quality


BOSTON MA (12/13/2016) - Two recent administrative consent orders between EPA and the Towns of Johnston R.I. and North Providence, R.I. will result in cleaner water and improved environmental conditions, resulting from the requirement that the towns identify and...View

Edmonton Company Fined $500,000 for Environmental Violation


Edmonton, Alberta (12/13/2016) - Canadians value clean air and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) enforcement officers work tirelessly to protect our environment through the enforcement of our federal environmental...View

Regulators Turn Up Heat on ‘Illegal’ North Bay Corp. Recycling Site


By - KEVIN MCCALLUM, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa CA (12/13/2016) - Regulators appear to be losing patience with Sonoma County’s largest garbage hauler for its continued use of unpermitted Santa Rosa recycling facilities, hiking fines on the company and...View

Companies Operating in Norwood and Worcester Settle with EPA for Clean Water Act Violations


BOSTON MA (12/13/2016) - Manufacturing facilities in Norwood and in Worcester, subsidiaries of a multinational building materials company, have taken steps to come into compliance with federal clean water laws in order to settle claims by the US Environmental...View

New London Manufacturing Company to Pay $1 Million for Violating the Clean Water Act


New London CT (12/13/2016) - Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Tyler Amon, Special Agent in Charge of EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division for New England, and Commissioner Robert Klee of the Connecticut Department of Energy...View

Unpermitted Waste Hauler in Arlington Fined $15,000


MONTPELIER VT (12/12/2016) – Aaron Septic and Drain, LLC, a commercial waste hauler based in Arlington, is now required to pay a penalty of $15,000 for commercially hauling solid waste and sewage without a State permit. The final court decision was announced today...View

Sinclair Casper Refining Pays $655K in Past Costs for Cleanup at Former Thermopolis, Wyo. Refinery


DENVER CO (12/12/2016) - Sinclair Casper Refining Company has paid $655,000 to reimburse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for response costs incurred at the Empire State Oil Company Refinery Site in Thermopolis, Wyoming. The company entered into a settlement...View

DEQ Fines G & R Auto Wreckers for Stormwater Violations at Eugene Facility


Eugene, OR (12/12/2016) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined G & R Auto Wreckers Inc. $10,106 for failing to comply with the monitoring requirements of its stormwater discharge permit at its Pick-A-Part facility on Highway 99...View

Jackson Creek Bar and Grille Resolves Public Water Supply Violations


HELENA MT (12/9/2016) – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced today that Casino and Bar, LLC entered into an Administrative Order on Consent to resolve a violation of the Montana Public Water Supply Laws at the public water supply system serving...View

City of Industry to Pay $5 Million for Unpermitted Dredging in the San Gabriel River at Follows Camp


LOS ANGELES CA (12/8/2016) – The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) and the City of Industry have reached a settlement agreement for $5 million related to allegations of unpermitted dredge and fill operations in the San Gabriel...View

Top Ship Engineers Receive Prison Sentences for Pollution Crimes and Obstruction


Greenville NC (12/7/2016) - Cassius Samson, 52, and Rustico Ignacio, 66, both of the Philippines, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard for the Eastern District of North Carolina to serve jail time for obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard inspection...View

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