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EPA Approves Permits for Mich. Hazardous Waste WellsEPA Approves Permits for Mich. Hazardous Waste Wells

Allan Gerlat

September 28, 2011

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EPA Approves Permits for Mich. Hazardous Waste Wells

Environmental Geo-Technologies  (EGT) LLC has gotten approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reopen two hazardous waste injection wells in Romulus, Mich.

The EPA approved new permits with stricter conditions for environmental protection than the previous permits granted to the prior operators of the facility, the agency said in a press release.

Constructed in 2002, the wells initially operated by Environmental Disposal Systems (EDS). In 2007, EPA terminated EDS’ operating permit, citing poor recordkeeping, inexperienced and ill-trained operators, failure to perform emergency tests and failure to tell regulators that ownership had been passed to another company, RDD Operations LLC.
With the new permits the EPA will require EGT to increase site security; increase the frequency of mechanical integrity testing; have stricter training requirements; and increase sampling and analysis of every waste load to better characterize the waste before it is injected into the wells, among other conditions.

The permit is available on EPA’s website: http://www.epa.gov/region5/water/uic/egt.


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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