December 2005

EPA cites Remelt Services for clean-air violations

Chicago, IL— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Remelt Services Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company’s aluminum recovery plant at 6560 Juniata Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. EPA proposed a $119,822 penalty.

EPA alleges that Remelt failed to comply with federal dioxin and furan emission control requirements for its aluminum melting furnace. Specifically, EPA alleges that the company failed to meet requirements for proper operation, monitoring, planning, recordkeeping and notification.

Remelt has 30 days from receipt of the complaint to file an answer and request a hearing. The company may request an informal conference with EPA at any time to discuss resolving the allegations.

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