EPA reaches agreement with J & J Cores on
Chicago, IL— U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with J &
J Cores on alleged clean-air violations at the company’s
aluminum recovery plant at 22375 Oxford Township Road 105, Newcomerstown,
Ohio. EPA assessed a $3,588 penalty.
The agreement resolves EPA allegations
that J & J Cores failed to comply with federal monitoring,
recordkeeping, reporting and operating requirements for its sweat
As part of the settlement, J
& J Cores agreed to provide quarterly reports to EPA for one
year to confirm steps the company is taking to comply with the
Clean Air Act.
J & J Cores uses the sweat
furnace to melt and separate aluminum from scrap containing aluminum
and iron metals. Emissions from the sweat furnace are controlled
by an afterburner.