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Utah incinerator agrees to EPA fine

Published May 30, 2013 2:52 pm

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Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc., which operates an industrial waste incinerator and landfill in Tooele County, has agreed to pay a $39,900 penalty for failure to properly report chemicals manufactured and used on site.

"The failure of a facility to appropriately file toxic release forms deprives the public of its right to know and undermines efforts to prevent pollution and respond to potential emergencies," said Mike Gaydosh, enforcement director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Denver.

In addition to paying the fine, Clean Harbors has agreed to correct the violation, the EPA said.

Thursday's agreement stems from a December 2011 EPA inspection of the Clean Harbors facility in Aragonite, which found the facility manufactured and/or used 16 regulated chemicals in excess of established reporting thresholds.