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Clean Harbors Clean Air Act Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services that is expected to enhance calculating and reporting on benzene emissions from North America's largest operator of hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities. This settlement involves ten facilities in eight states. It confirms the proper industry standard for compliance with the Clean Air Act regulation that limits benzene emissions from facilities that treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste.

For additional information, contact:

Nívea R. Berríos
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
(MC 2242A)
Washington, D.C. 20460
(202) 564-8577

Robert H. Smith
Associate Regional Counsel
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd. (C-14J)
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 886-0765