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Mack Trucks Settles with EPA for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations

Mack Trucks Inc. has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and agreed to pay a $54,800 fine for alleged hazardous waste violations.

The EPA charged that the Greensboro, N.C.-based Mack violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by improperly managing waste at its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., according to a news release. The violations involved hazardous waste stored at the facility, including solvents and paint wastes.

Specifically, the violations included operating a hazardous waste storage facility without a permit or interim status; maintaining an open container of hazardous waste; failure to comply with regulations on hazardous waste marking and record-keeping; failure to comply with contingency planning safeguards; failure to provide hazardous waste training to employees; failure to maintain documents and records for hazardous waste training; failure to comply with contingency plan requirements; and failure to maintain a tank certification.

The settlement penalty reflects the company’s compliance efforts and its cooperation with the EPA to resolve the issues.


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