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U.S. EPA CITES LILLY INDUSTRIES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS

 SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced that it has filed a complaint against Lilly Industrial Coatings (NASDAQ-NMS: LICIA), a division of Lilly Industries Inc., charging that the company violated hazardous waste regulations at its facility at 901 W. Union St., Montebello, Calif., and proposing a penalty of $68,400.
 "Strict compliance with hazardous waste regulations is necessary to minimize the potential of accidents and spills," said Jeff Zelikson, director of hazardous waste management for U.S. EPA's western region. "U.S. EPA strictly enforces these regulations."
 Lilly Industries Inc. manufactures industrial paints. The hazardous wastes generated by the Montebello facility include spent solvents, paint sludge, caustic water and caustic sludge.
 The facility is being charged with 15 counts of violations of state laws implementing the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The violations include failing to keep hazardous waste drums closed, failing to properly label drums, failing to maintain required documentation of worker training and failing to notify a receiving hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility of the applicable standards for treating the hazardous wastes generated by Lilly.
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 /CONTACT: Dave Schmidt of U.S. EPA, 415-744-1578/
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