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EPA FILES COMPLAINTS AGAINST TWO N.J. COMPANIES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS

 EPA FILES COMPLAINTS AGAINST TWO N.J. COMPANIES
 FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS
 NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has filed complaints against Hyatt Railway Products Corp., Union, N.J., and Sellers and Josephson, Inc., Carlstadt, N.J., for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a federal hazardous waste law. EPA proposed $26,000 and $32,500 in penalties against the two companies, respectively.
 Hyatt Railways Corp. was cited for storing hazardous waste on-site for more than 90 days without obtaining proper approval. In addition, Hyatt had not provided its personnel with proper instruction on complying with hazardous waste regulations, failed to keep records of particular tests or waste analysis performed on the facility's hazardous waste and did not develop a contingency plan to minimize hazards to human health and the environment from fire, explosions, or any other releases of hazardous constituents to the environment. Hyatt Railways Corp. also failed to properly mark and date containers of hazardous waste and failed to assure that proper hazardous waste accumulation procedures were being followed at the facility.
 Seller and Josephson Inc. was cited for failure to properly mark accumulated hazardous waste, failure to maintain proper aisle space in its hazardous waste storage area and failure to inspect the storage area at least daily. In addition, Sellers and Josephson Inc. failed to store hazardous waste with proper containment for the prevention of spills and releases of the waste.
 Both cases were included in recent nation-wide hazardous waste handler enforcement initiative for the industrial organic chemical and pulp and paper industries.
 The Hyatt Railway Products Corp. complaint was part of a focused enforcement effort targeting organic chemical manufacturers/users across the nation. Sellers and Josephson Inc. was part of a similarly focused enforcement effort targeting pulp and paper manufacturers. Nationally, EPA has collected nearly $19 million in penalties from these industrial categories in the past year alone.
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 /CONTACT: Mary Breitenbach of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 212-264-2515/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ST: New Jersey IN: SU:


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