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U.S. EPA CITES NORBY LUMBER OF MADERA, CALIF., FOR PCB VIOLATIONS

 U.S. EPA CITES NORBY LUMBER OF MADERA, CALIF.,
 FOR PCB VIOLATIONS
 SAN FRANCISCO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has proposed a civil penalty of $141,000 against Norby Lumber Co., Madera, Calif., for violations of federal regulations governing the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
 According to a civil complaint issued by U.S. EPA, Norby Lumber violated the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by failing to maintain 1990 inspection records for two PCB transformers, keep annual documents on the transformers from 1982 to 1990, and register the transformers with the fire department.
 The alleged violations were discovered during a routine inspection of Norby Lumber's facility at 31470 Avenue 12.
 PCBs belong to a broad family of organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. They have been widely used in hydraulic and heat)transfer systems and as an insulating fluid in electrical equipment. U.S. EPA banned the manufacture of PCBs in 1979 because of their toxicity and persistence in the environment. They are classified as a probable human carcinogen.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Glenn of U.S. EPA, 415-744-1589/ CO: U.S. EPA ST: California IN: SU:


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