EPA Cites Aura-II for Hazardous Waste Violations

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Region 5 recently filed a 12-count complaint against Aura-II, Inc., for
 alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  A
 $435,668 fine is proposed.
 
     The company, in summary, failed to:
     -- obtain a permit for stored hazardous waste;
     -- make plans with emergency response teams and local hospitals;
     -- have the required safety equipment on hazardous waste storage tanks;
        and
     -- maintain hazardous waste recycling records.
 
     EPA and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources discovered the
 violations during a Feb. 16, 2000, inspection. The company can request a
 meeting with EPA to discuss the complaint.
     Under RCRA, passed by Congress in 1976, EPA regulates hazardous wastes
 from their generation to their final disposal.
 
     About Aura-II
     Aura-II is a solid waste recycling facility that recovers gold and silver
 from circuit boards and hazardous plating wastes.  It is located at 8035 W.
 Calumet Rd., Milwaukee, Wis, and has done business in Milwaukee since 1982.
 
     About EPA
     Founded in 1970, EPA is responsible for protecting the environment and
 human health. The Agency enforces air, water, and land laws and ensures that
 designated health standards are met. EPA Region 5 includes six Great Lakes
 states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Region 5 recently filed a 12-count complaint against Aura-II, Inc., for
 alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  A
 $435,668 fine is proposed.
 
     The company, in summary, failed to:
     -- obtain a permit for stored hazardous waste;
     -- make plans with emergency response teams and local hospitals;
     -- have the required safety equipment on hazardous waste storage tanks;
        and
     -- maintain hazardous waste recycling records.
 
     EPA and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources discovered the
 violations during a Feb. 16, 2000, inspection. The company can request a
 meeting with EPA to discuss the complaint.
     Under RCRA, passed by Congress in 1976, EPA regulates hazardous wastes
 from their generation to their final disposal.
 
     About Aura-II
     Aura-II is a solid waste recycling facility that recovers gold and silver
 from circuit boards and hazardous plating wastes.  It is located at 8035 W.
 Calumet Rd., Milwaukee, Wis, and has done business in Milwaukee since 1982.
 
     About EPA
     Founded in 1970, EPA is responsible for protecting the environment and
 human health. The Agency enforces air, water, and land laws and ensures that
 designated health standards are met. EPA Region 5 includes six Great Lakes
 states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency