Monday, September 23, 2013
History repeats itself (Asarco has not apparently changed): Up and Running Hayden AZ Asarco Smelter gets slap on hand from EPA: El Pasoans watch in eerie reminder of PCB's/transformers found at Asarco El Paso smelter (exworkers believe the illegal wastes burned at the El Paso site included PCB's)
"EPA Fines Asarco over Improper Handling of PCBs LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS Company also will spend more than $115,000 to clean up its facility in Hayden, Ariz. Recycling Today Staff SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest_share Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Asarco LLC $30,900 for using buildings contaminated with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and improper management of PCB waste. The EPA also announced that Asarco will spend $115,714 to reduce PCBs at its copper smelter in Hayden, Ariz. The violations stemmed from a 2011 inspection in which EPA inspectors found two buildings contaminated with PCBs that Asarco employees continued to use, a violation of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. As part of the agreement, Asarco has agreed to replace three PCB transformers at the smelter, reducing future risk of exposure to workers and the environment. "
Posted by Elpaso at Monday, September 23, 2013