EPA Settles with Metalworking Lubricants on Hazardous Waste Violations

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Region 5 recently reached agreement with Metalworking Lubricants Co. for
 allegedly violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
 Metalworking paid a $15,000 fine.
     EPA inspected the facility in September 1999 and discovered that on
 several occasions Metalworking Lubricants accepted used oil at its facility
 without submitting waste oil processing reports required by EPA and the
 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  Under the agreement,
 Metalworking Lubricants will immediately stop all waste oil processing.
 
     About Metalworking Lubricants, Inc.
     Metalworking Lubricants recycles oils and greases and resells them to auto
 and steel companies.  It is located at 25 Silverdome Industrial Park, Pontiac,
 Mich., and has done business in Pontiac since 1952.
 
     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.
 
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SOURCE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Region 5 recently reached agreement with Metalworking Lubricants Co. for
 allegedly violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
 Metalworking paid a $15,000 fine.
     EPA inspected the facility in September 1999 and discovered that on
 several occasions Metalworking Lubricants accepted used oil at its facility
 without submitting waste oil processing reports required by EPA and the
 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  Under the agreement,
 Metalworking Lubricants will immediately stop all waste oil processing.
 
     About Metalworking Lubricants, Inc.
     Metalworking Lubricants recycles oils and greases and resells them to auto
 and steel companies.  It is located at 25 Silverdome Industrial Park, Pontiac,
 Mich., and has done business in Pontiac since 1952.
 
     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.
 
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