The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fining Owens Corning in Kansas City, Kansas for allegedly violating hazardous waste regulations.

February 14, 2024

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fining Owens Corning in Kansas City, Kansas for allegedly violating hazardous waste regulations.

According to the press release, Owens Corning, which produces insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites, will pay $115,302 in civil penalties for alleged violations detected during an October 2022 inspection. The EPA conducted the inspection and found alleged violations breaching the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and failing to follow Kansas hazardous waste management regulations.

“This settlement demonstrates EPA’s commitment to protect communities from releases of hazardous waste, especially those already burdened by historical pollution,” said David Cozad, director of EPA Region 7’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, in a statement. “The Agency is also committed to leveling the playing field for companies that comply with federal law.”

Since the 2022 inspection, Owens Corning has returned to compliance.

Read the full article here.

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