EPA Fines Commercial Laundry For Hazardous Waste

Law360, New York (October 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took a commercial industrial laundry to the cleaners Monday, hitting the company with a $425,000 fine for failing to control hazardous air emissions at two California facilities.

EPA inspections of G&K Services sites in Pittsburg and Santa Fe Springs, Calif., which generate hazardous waste in the process of cleaning solvent-soaked rags, revealed numerous violations of hazardous waste management requirements, the agency said.

Inspectors cited the facilities’ failure to control air emissions from the solvent recovery process and to adequately store hazardous...
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