Steel Company To Pay Dearly For Chemical Reporting Violations

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan-based steel company with two plants in Indiana has reached a settlement with federal regulators over hazardous chemical reporting violations. Under its settlement, Alro Steel Corp. has paid a $120,000 fine to settle its reporting violations with the U.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan-based steel company with two plants in Indiana has reached a settlement with federal regulators over hazardous chemical reporting violations.

Under its settlement, Alro Steel Corp. has paid a $120,000 fine to settle its reporting violations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA had accused the Jackson, Michigan-based company of failing to notify state and local authorities of hazardous chemicals it was storing at four plant locations, including hydrogen, acrylic enamels, propane and acetylene.

Federal law requires that state and local authorities be notified of hazardous chemicals stored on site so that in a fire or emergency responders know what they are dealing with.

The violations occurred at plants in Lansing, Michigan; Melrose Park, Illinois; Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

 

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