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Published: Friday, 12/20/2013

BUSINESS BRIEF

2 regional firms settle lawsuits with EPA

BLADE STAFF

CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it had reached separate settlements with Palmer Brothers Transit Mix Concrete Inc. and Revere Plastics Systems to resolve alleged violations of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in Sandusky County.

The Palmer Brothers settlement resolves charges that the firm failed to provide state and local authorities with required information about hazardous materials such as slag, cement, and calcium chloride at the company’s facility in Fremont. Earlier this month, Palmer Brothers agreed to pay a $12,574 administrative penalty and to spend more than $60,000 to reduce blowing dust by 9 tons annually.

The Revere Plastics settlement resolves allegations that the firm failed to report releases of decabromodiphenyl oxide and compounds that serve as fire retardants that occurred from 2007 to 2010 at the company’s facility in Clyde. Revere agreed to pay a $118,750 administrative penalty.



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