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U.S. EPA CITES SPUR INDUSTRIES, ORDERS TANK CLOSURE

 SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced it has filed a complaint against Spur Industries of Phoenix, for violating the federal underground storage tank regulations by failing to respond to a U.S. EPA information request regarding its facility on Gila River Indian Community land adjacent to the San Tan Industrial Park in Pinal County, Ariz.
 The administrative complaint proposes a $9,000 penalty and includes an order for Spur Industries to furnish information on its underground storage tanks at the facility and close the tanks in accordance with regulations under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
 "This information is essential to safeguarding public health and the environment from the hazards of leaking underground storage tanks," said Jeff Zelikson, director of hazardous waste management for U.S. EPA's western region.
 U.S. EPA is ordering Spur Industries to provide detailed information on the ownership of the underground storage tanks, their contents, how and when they were operated, and the nature and extent of any soil or groundwater contamination associated with them.
 U.S. EPA is also ordering Spur Industries to properly close the tanks if this has not already been done. Closure according to RCRA regulations includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements: first, owners and operators must empty a tank and remove all liquids and accumulated sludges. Then, the tank must be either removed from the ground or filled with an inert solid material. Finally, soil must be sampled for any possible contamination, and cleanup measures taken if contamination is found.
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 /CONTACT: Dave Schmidt of the U.S. EPA, 415-744-1578/


CO: U.S. EPA; Spur Industries ST: Arizona IN: ENV SU: EXE

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