WEST CHESTER, Pa. (Oct. 3, 2008) — Sartomer Co. Inc. has agreed to pay a $108,000 civil penalty to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle alleged hazardous waste violations at a company facility in West Chester.
The EPA cited Sartomer for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA protects public health and the environment, and avoids costly cleanups by requiring environmentally sound storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
The EPA, during a May 2007 inspection, discovered the company was allegedly operating a hazardous waste storage facility without a permit, failing to comply with hazardous waste container storage requirements, and failing to comply with air emission standards equipment marking and monitoring requirements.
Sartomer neither admitted nor denied liability for the alleged violations in the settlement agreement, but it has certified its compliance with applicable RCRA requirements.