Saturday, March 3, 2012

Arecibo, PR - EPA Reaches Agreement With Battery Recycler


Recycling Today
2/28/2012
Arecibo, PR - EPA Reaches Agreement With Battery Recycler
Puerto Rican firm says it will take action to reduce the spread of lead contamination at its plant.


The EPA says its inspections identified significant violations of federal air, water and hazardous waste regulations. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a legal agreement with the Battery Recycling Co. Inc., requiring it to take multiple actions to reduce the spread of lead contamination from its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility. According to a news release from the EPA, the agreement requires the company to take immediate steps to address the environmental violations and to prevent releases of lead and other pollutants from the site.  The EPA adds that the battery recycling firm also agreed to pay a $112,500 penalty for alleged violations of the hazardous waste law.