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U.S. EPA PROPOSES $588,000 PENALTY FOR UNITED TECHNOLOGIES

 U.S. EPA PROPOSES $588,000 PENALTY FOR UNITED TECHNOLOGIES
 SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced that it has filed a complaint against the Chemical Systems Division of United Technologies Corp., charging hazardous waste violations at the company's Coyote Center facility, 600 Metcalf Road, San Jose, Calif. The order proposes a civil penalty of $588,000.
 "We're taking action to prevent contamination of groundwater and to protect the homes and property of the facility's neighbors," said Jeff Zelikson, director of hazardous waste management for EPA's western regional office.
 The United Technologies facility generates waste rocket propellant and spent solvents, which are burned in open pits at the site. The order charges the facility with burning these wastes in a manner which may threaten human health and the environment, storing hazardous wastes in open containers, and failing to properly analyze and identify waste shipped off-site for disposal.
 The order charges United Technologies with eight counts of violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which governs the proper management of hazardous wastes.
 In addition to paying the penalty, the firm has been ordered to install equipment that will prevent hazardous waste releases onto the soil and to reduce volumes of waste detonated or relocate burn areas farther away from neighbors' property boundaries.
 United Technologies must respond to this order by March 4, 1992.
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 /CONTACT: Dave Schmidt of U.S. EPA, 415-744-1578/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ST: California IN: SU:


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