October 2005

EPA cites Barron County Solid Waste

Chicago, IL— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited the Barron County Solid Waste Management Board for alleged clean-air violations at the Barron County Facility in Wisconsin.

EPA alleges that two Barron County waste and refuse-fired municipal incinerators emitted excessive hydrochloric acid and particulates (smoke, dust, ash) during stack tests done on May 3-4.

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. Barron County has 30 days from receipt of the notices to meet with EPA to discuss resolving the allegations.


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