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EPA SETTLES WITH MEADOW GOLD DAIRIES, INC., LEXINGTON, KY. FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION, AND LIABILITY ACT AND THE EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT

 ATLANTA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the settlement of an Administrative Complaint against Meadow Gold Dairies, Inc., Lexington, Ky. for violations of Section 103 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) and Section 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA).
 Specifically, the company failed to immediately notify the National Response Center following a release on Nov. 1, 1989 of ammonia in excess of the reportable quantity. Also, the company failed to notify the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Madison County, Ky.
 Under the terms of the Consent Agreement and Consent Order, the company will pay a $60,000 civil penalty to the United States Treasury; a $100,000 cash contribution to the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission for the EPCRA violation; and a $40,000 civil penalty payment to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund.
 Section 103(a) of CERCLA and Section 304 of EPCRA require facilities to immediately notify the National Response Center, the State Emergency Response Commission and the Local Emergency Planning Committee when there has been a release of a hazardous substance in an amount equal to or greater than the reportable quantity. Immediate notification enables federal, state, and local officials to determine whether they need to render emergency assistance. Failure to do such precludes these officials from being able to make a timely response if needed.
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 /CONTACT: John Deutsch, Title III, 404-347-1033, or Carl Terry, press office, 404-347-3004, both of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/


CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency; Meadow Gold
 Dairies, Inc. ST: Kentucky IN: SU: EXE


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