Westway Terminals resolves EPA complaint
Aug 7, 2006 2:44 PM
Westway Terminals Co, Riverdale IL, has resolved an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) complaint for failure to immediately notify agencies of a chemical release, according to EPA information.
Westway Terminals paid $15,000 for failing to notify the National Response Center, the Illinois emergency response commission, and the Cook County or Chicago local emergency planning committees in the release of 50,667 pounds of sulfuric acid December 24, 2002. In settling the matter, Westway also agreed to spend $5,000 on an environmental project in which the company donated specialized fire-suppression materials and response equipment to the Chicago and Riverdale fire departments, EPA said.
The release at Westway occurred when a storage tank leaked sulfuric acid into a secondary containment area and some of the sulfuric acid spilled onto the ground, EPA said.
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