EPA Settlement with Connecticut and Rhode Island Scrap Metal Companies Reduces Air Pollution

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BOSTON – Under the terms of a recent settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Connecticut Scrap, LLC and five related scrap metal companies in Connecticut and Rhode Island will pay a total penalty of $160,000 and take important steps to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

EPA alleged that Connecticut Scrap failed to comply with federal standards for large stationary diesel engines designed to reduce air pollution from these engines. EPA also claimed that Connecticut Scrap and its five related scrap metal companies failed to comply with federal standards designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer, which shields us from ultra-violet radiation from the sun. 

"EPA is committed to protecting public health and clean air by ensuring compliance with laws and regulations that limit pollution from diesel engines," said EPA New England Regional Administrator Dennis Deziel. "EPA appreciates that these companies worked cooperatively to correct the issues raised during this case."



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