Thursday, August 7, 2014

Yonkers paint company enters $90,000 EPA settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal settlement with T.C. Dunham Paint Company of Yonkers, New York, resolving alleged violations of federal hazardous waste law.

An EPA Region 2 news release said: 

"EPA inspections revealed the company had generated hazardous wastes that were improperly labeled and stored in Yonkers. As part of the agreement announced today, T.C. Dunham Paint Company will come into compliance with all federal hazardous waste laws and pay a $90,000 penalty.

“EPA inspectors found more than 100 drums of paints and solvents, many of which were leaking and corroded,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “Every business needs to comply with environmental laws to ensure that human health and the environment are not damaged.”  

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