July 15, 2008
EPA Reaches Agreement With Hercules on Clean-Air Violations
CHICAGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Hercules Inc. on alleged clean-air violations at the company's chemical plant at 5228 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee, Wis.
The agreement, which includes a $22,500 penalty, resolves EPA allegations that Hercules failed to comply with regulations requiring the facility to control leaks of hazardous air pollutants from its equipment.
Hazardous air pollutants may cause serious health effects including birth defects and cancer. They may also cause harmful environmental and ecological effects.
Information about EPA Region 5's air enforcement program is at http://www.epa.gov/region5/air/enforce/index.html. Potential environmental violations may be reported at http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
CONTACT: William Omohundro of EPA Region 5, +1-312-353-8254,[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/region5/air/enforce/index.html