Salvage Firm Settles with EPA on Hazardous Waste Violations

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 28, 2011

1 Min Read
Salvage Firm Settles with EPA on Hazardous Waste Violations

A salvage company has agreed to pay a fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle hazardous waste violations.

Eldo W.R.M.S., Inc., a commercial goods salvage wholesale and retail business based in Grandview, Mo., agreed to pay a $23,900 civil penalty to the EPA for a series of hazardous waste violations at its facility in Grandview.

The EPA said in a news release that in February 2010 it found several violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The violations included failure to perform hazardous waste determinations on multiple waste streams, storing hazardous wastes without a RCRA permit and offering hazardous waste for transport without a hazardous waste manifest.

The violations involved the storage of at least seven types of waste pharmaceuticals. The EPA also stated that the facility had shipped hazardous waste pharmaceuticals to a medical waste incinerator for disposal without using a required hazardous waste manifest.

With the agreement Eldo certified that it is now in compliance with RCRA.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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