EPA Fines Laminating Firm For Waste Violations

Law360, New York (September 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has levied a $50,000 fine against a California-based manufacturer of lamination products for breaking hazardous waste laws.

The EPA said Tuesday it had penalized Johnson Laminating and Coating Inc. for failing to close hazardous waste containers, neglecting to maintain adequate aisle space and neglecting to maintain a complete contingency plan.

The requirement to close containers helps prevent accidental release of waste, and a contingency plan assists workers in the event of an emergency, the EPA said.

The multiple violations of the...
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