EPA Orders Pesticide Company to Clean Up Hazardous Waste

9 years 5 months 1 week ago August 15, 2007 Aug 15, 2007 Wednesday, August 15 2007 Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:15:34 AM CDT in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Federal regulators are ordering a St. Joseph pesticide company to clean up hazardous waste. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered HPI Products to dispose of waste acids, canceled pesticides and unusable chemicals. An EPA spokesman says the company is cleaning up one facility and has almost completed a cleanup plan for the other. Now the agency reports finding problems at two more company-owned facilities in St. Joseph. The EPA says inspectors found 426 drums and 24,000 containers of waste at one location and 53 drums and 330 containers of waste at a different one. The agency says most of the containers didn't have labels or were leaking, and they had been stored there for years.

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