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E-M:/ American Waste Technologies, Belleville -- Busted



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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Another Michigan enforcement action by EPA, not MDEQ



Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 11:03:06 -0500 (EST)
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From: JEFF KELLEY <KELLEY.JEFF@epamail.epa.gov>
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Subject: EPA SETTLES WITH AMERICAN WASTE TECHNOLOGIES; INCLUDES $23,100 FINE
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X-Comment: U.S. EPA Region 5 Office of Public Affairs

U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS
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Technical Contact: Bryan Holtrop
(312) 353-5103

Legal Contact: Hedi Bogda-Cleveland
(312) 886-5825

Media Contact: Phillippa Cannon
(312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release: February 23, 1999

No. 99-OPA048

EPA SETTLES WITH AMERICAN WASTE
TECHNOLOGIES; INCLUDES $23,100 FINE

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
has recently signed a consent agreement and
consent order with American Waste Technologies,
Inc. (Belleville, MI), on alleged violations of the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the
Michigan Administrative Code.

In Sep. 1997, EPA issued an administrative complaint
alleging that the company had continually failed to
carry out its approved closure plan and had
accepted -- without a permit -- used oil mixed with
hazardous wastes.

The company has agreed to pay a $23,100 penalty,
submit an amended closure plan to the Michigan
Department of Environmental Quality and carry out
the plan when approved.  The company will also
submit and carry out a written plan describing
procedures that it will follow to handle all future
shipments of used oil to the facility.  In addition, it
must meet all regulations on the marketing of used
oil.

Under Federal law, EPA regulates the management
and disposal of hazardous wastes, from the time of
production to their final disposal.

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