EPA cites Meridian Automotive in Ohio
The United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) Region 5 has cited Meridian Automotive Systems for alleged
clean-air violations at the company’s composite plastic manufacturing
plant, 1020 E. Main St., Jackson, Ohio.
EPA alleges that Meridian violated its state permits
and state regulations by emitting excessive amounts of styrene,
a hazardous air pollutant and a smog-producing volatile organic
compound, from January 2001 through May 2006.
These are preliminary findings of violations.
To resolve them, EPA may issue a compliance order, assess an administrative
penalty or bring suit against the company. Meridian has 30 days
from receipt of the notice to meet with EPA to discuss resolving