EPA reaches agreements with two companies
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
reached agreements with Beck Aluminum Corp. and Remelt Services
Inc. in Ohio on alleged clean-air violations at Remelt’s aluminum
recovery plant in Cleveland. Beck will pay $70,000 and Remelt will
pay $10,000 penalties.
The agreement with Remelt resolves EPA allegations
that the company failed to comply with federal dioxin and furan
emission control requirements for its aluminum melting furnace.
Specifically, EPA alleged that Remelt failed to meet requirements
for proper operation, monitoring, planning, recordkeeping and notification.
EPA’s agreement with Beck resolves allegations
that Beck had supervisory authority over operations at the Remelt
plant from September 2003 through December 2005 and was responsible
for compliance with the Clean Air Act.