Zipper Maker Settles Waste Storage Violation Claims

Law360, New York (July 28, 2009, 7:50 PM EDT) -- Zipper maker YKK USA Inc. has agreed to pay a $240,000 penalty to settle allegations that one of its vendors kept hazardous waste containers in unlicensed locations in Georgia, according to federal environmental officials.

YKK has corrected all the alleged violations, which pertained primarily to labeling and tracking the containers, as part of the settlement, according to the consent agreement filed Wednesday and finalized Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

YKK does not admit or deny wrongdoing in the settlement, according to the company....
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