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JuLY 2007

Minnesota Metal Finishing penalized

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has reached an agreement with Minnesota Metal Finishing Inc. of Minneapolis for alleged violations of hazardous waste rules. The company will pay an $85,000 penalty.

Minnesota Metal Finishing was cited for violations including failure to train personnel and keep records; create a contingency plan; operate to minimize possibility of fire, explosion or sudden release; and obtain a hazardous waste storage permit.

The consent agreement and final order resolves violations found during inspections from May 2001 to April 2005 in conjunction with the Hennepin County Department of Environmental Services. Minnesota Metal Finishing certifies that it is now in compliance with the state of Minnesota’s authorized RCRA hazardous waste program.