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DER SHUTS DOWN DELAWARE COUNTY MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATOR

 CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Resources (DER) has ordered K.S. Processing Co., Inc. to stop burning infectious waste at its facility in Marcus Hook, Delaware County, because of repeated violations of environmental regulations.
 DER also fined the company $752,400 in civil penalties and will require it to revise its general operating plan.
 "We have determined it is necessary to suspend operation of this facility until measures are instituted to correct repeated violations and prevent their recurrence," Regional Director Jim Rue said.
 K.S. Processing operates an infectious waste incinerator, a municipal and pharmaceutical waste incinerator, two autoclaves (waste sterilization units) and a transfer station at its facility on Penn Avenue.
 Rue said the record of violations includes the storage of unprocessed infectious waste at room temperature for more than the 24 hours allowed by permit, failure to maintain minimum operating temperatures in the infectious waste incinerator and the unpermitted acceptance of residual waste.
 "We will allow K.S. Processing to continue to receive waste for 24 hours and to operate the two autoclaves for 48 hours," Rue said. "This will give customers the opportunity to find alternate disposal sites for their wastes and will allow the waste that the company has in storage to be processed and removed to a permitted disposal facility as required by the order."
 K.S. Processing received waste management permits for the infectious waste incinerator in November 1986 and an air quality operating permit in March 1988. The municipal and pharmaceutical waste incinerator was permitted in December 1989.
 The transfer station and autoclaves were permitted in August 1990.
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 /CONTACT: Chris Novak of the Department of Environmental Resources, 215-832-6011/


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