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EPA Settlement: Company Must Spend $76,952 to Replace Light Bulbs

Posted By admin On April 4, 2013 @ 4:58 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Eric Scheiner
CNS News [1]
April 4, 2013

As part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Collins Inc. of Clinton, Iowa has agreed to a “re-lamping” of its facility with low-mercury fixtures at a projected cost of $76,952.

The re-lamping will be a greater expense than the civil penalty to be paid.

“A re-lamping project involving the replacement of high-mercury fluorescent fixtures and bulbs with low-mercury fluorescent fixtures and bulbs at its facility with a projected eligible cost of $76,952.00,” The EPA settlement [2] says.

The “re-lamping” will cost more than the $31,379 administrative civil penalty [3]paid by Collins Inc., a manufacturer of metal racks and shelving brackets for refrigerators.

The EPA filed a complaint against Collins, Inc. after an inspection found the company was storing hazardous waste without a permit and failed to manage used oil in accordance with regulations.

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-settlement-company-must-spend-76952-replace-light-bulbs

[2] EPA settlement: http://yosemite.epa.gov/oa/rhc/epaadmin.nsf/Advanced%20Search/B52381342045A59285257B3C001BB3A7/$File/RCRA-07-2012-0014.pdf

[3] administrative civil penalty: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/4D0697375A23620285257B41005BC051

[4] Dim Bulbs: Those Squiggly “Green” Light Bulbs Could Hurt the Environment, Study Says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dim-bulbs-those-squiggly-%e2%80%9cgreen%e2%80%9d-light-bulbs-could-hurt-the-environment-study-says.html

[5] Mercury in Fluorescent Light Bulbs Poisons Factory Workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mercury-in-fluorescent-light-bulbs-poisons-factory-workers.html

[6] Congress introduces bill to stop upcoming ban of incandescent light bulbs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-introduces-bill-to-stop-upcoming-ban-of-incandescent-light-bulbs.html

[7] CF light bulbs a serious healand th hazard to women children due to mercury content: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cf-light-bulbs-a-serious-healand-th-hazard-to-women-children-due-to-mercury-content.html

[8] Frosted light bulbs to be banned by EU: http://www.prisonplanet.com/frosted-light-bulbs-to-be-banned-by-eu.html

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