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EPA issues complaint against Dana Container

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Dana Container Inc, Detroit MI, for alleged violations of federal hazardous waste regulations. A $381,730 penalty is proposed, according to EPA information.

Dana, with truck container and tank cleaning facilities located at 11430 Russell Street and 1551 Caniff Street, was cited for allegedly violating the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements for managing hazardous waste, EPA said.

At the 11430 Russell Street facility Dana allegedly failed to: make a hazardous waste determination, keep containers closed, provide and document annual hazardous waste training, institute portions of a contingency plan, install a device to summon emergency assistance from local authorities and obtain a license, the EPA information stated.

At the 1551 Caniff Street facility the company allegedly failed to: conduct weekly inspections, meet design requirements, provide and document annual hazardous waste training, provide safety equipment and adequate aisle space for its use, maintain a contingency plan, mark a container storing used oil and obtain a license, according to the EPA information.

Under RCRA, EPA regulates hazardous waste from production to final disposal. Dana can request a hearing or settlement conference.

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