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U.S. EPA CITES WITCO CORP. FOR TOXIC-SUBSTANCE VIOLATIONS

 U.S. EPA CITES WITCO CORP. FOR TOXIC-SUBSTANCE VIOLATIONS
 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has proposed a $50,439 penalty against Witco Corp. for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) at its U.S. Peroxygen Products facility in Richmond, Calif.
 According to a civil complaint filed by U.S. EPA, Witco failed to report required information on one of the substances being manufactured at U.S. Peroxygen Products' facility at 850 Morton Ave. The substance is one of several hundred chemicals for which production, use and exposure data must be submitted to U.S. EPA for use in risk assessment under TSCA.
 The complaint also charges that gloves worn by workers manufacturing a new chemical at the facility were not properly tested for impermeability before the first batch of the substance was produced. U.S. EPA approval of the new chemical's production was contingent upon a number of conditions, including glove testing by the manufacturer.
 U.S. Peroxygen Products is a manufacturer of organic peroxides for use as catalysts and initiators in the polymer industry. Witco, its New York-based parent company, has 20 days from receipt of the complaint to respond and to request a hearing.
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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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