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EPA FILES COURT ACTION AGAINST THERMALKEM, INC., ROCK HILL, S.C., FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS

 EPA FILES COURT ACTION AGAINST THERMALKEM, INC.,
 ROCK HILL, S.C., FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS
 ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has filed a civil suit on U.S. District Court against ThermalKEM, Inc., in Rock Hill, S.C.
 The civil action was filed for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended.
 The suit alleges that ThermalKEM, at various times, incinerated hazardous wastes, which contained antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium and lead in excess of the allowable metal feed rate limits set forth in its RCRA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit. Specifically, the suit alleges that the company exceeded the metal feed rate limits on at least 52 occasions after Sept. 14, 1989.
 This civil action directs ThermalKEM to comply with the metal feed rate limits contained in its HSWA permit and assesses penalties in an amount not to exceed $25,000 per day for each violation of RCRA.
 "Vigorous and effective enforcement of hazardous waste permits is a cornerstone of the agency's effort to improve the environment and protect human health. Therefore, EPA will continue to pursue enforcement action when companies fail to abide by environmental laws," said Greer C. Tidwell, EPA regional administrator.
 ThermalKEM, Inc. is a commercial hazardous waste incineration facility. The facility treats solid, semi-solid and liquid hazardous waste generated by industry. Wastes are received in drums and occasionally in bulk by trucks.
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 /CONTACT: Carl Terry of the U.S. EPA press office, 404-347-3004/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency; ThermalKEM, Inc. ST: South Carolina IN: CHM SU: EXE


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