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EPA Cites American Packaging for Hazardous Waste Violations

Press release from the issuing company

Oct. 15 -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against American Packaging Corp. of Columbus, Wis., for alleged hazardous waste violations. A $122,179 penalty is proposed. The complaint charges that the company's printing facility at 850 W. James St. violated requirements for permitting and control of air emissions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. EPA inspections determined that equipment at American Packaging was not properly marked and monitored for leaks, and maintenance and operation of hazardous waste storage tanks was inadequate. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA regulates hazardous waste from its production to final disposal. American Packaging can request a hearing on the charges.