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M'ville firm to pay EPA fine, spend $230K to clean hazardous waste
MARYSVILLE – SeaCast, Inc., a metal casting facility in Marysville, has agreed to pay a fine and make improvements to reduce the amount of hazardous waste at its facility by 40 percent.
As part of the settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, Seacast will invest at least $230,000 to install and operate a production process "water blast" system to clean its waste.
“SeaCast has found a way to modify its production process and reduce its reliance on caustic cleaning solutions as a part of this settlement,” said Scott Downey, manager of EPA’s hazardous waste inspection unit in Seattle.
The EPA fine is for $18,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste violations.
EPA alleged that SeaCast:• Failed to maintain records of its hazardous waste determinations.• Stored hazardous waste at the facility without obtaining a permit or complying with conditions applicable to hazardous waste generators. • Stored hazardous waste on site for longer than 90 days, failed to maintain adequate aisle space between containers of hazardous waste, and failed to conduct required weekly inspections. The company also failed to properly manage its universal waste lamps.