Mack Trucks has agreed to properly manage the hazardous waste at its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pennsylvania, and pay a $54,800 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
The EPA cited Mack Trucks for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the federal law governing the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
After a facility inspection, the agency cited the company for several RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including solvents and paint wastes. The alleged violations included: operating a hazardous waste storage facility without a permit or interim status; maintaining an open container of hazardous waste; failure to comply with regulations on hazardous waste marking and record-keeping; failure to comply with contingency planning safeguards; failure to provide hazardous waste training to employees; failure to maintain documents and records for hazardous waste training; failure to comply with contingency plan requirements; and failure to maintain a tank certification.
As part of the settlement, Mack Trucks has not admitted liability for the alleged violations, but has certified its compliance with applicable RCRA requirements.
Earlier this week, Anadarko Petroleum’s agreement to pay $5.15 billion to clean up polluted sites across the US — the largest-ever environmental settlement — received approval from a federal judge.