(source: Capitol Reports)
PHILADELPHIA, PA (09/03/04) -- Bassett Mirror Company, Inc.,
has agreed to pay a $133,000 penalty to settle alleged violations
of hazardous waste regulations at the companys two plants
in Bassett, Virginia, the U. S. EPA has announced. The Agency
cited the company for violating the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RCRA).
The alleged violations involved the storage of hazardous wastes,
including flammable, corrosive, and lead wastes generated during
the facilities' manufacture of glass products, metal and wooden
furniture. EPA and VaDEQ inspections in April and July of 2003
revealed the following violations of hazardous waste regulations:
storage of hazardous waste for greater than ninety days; storage
of hazardous waste in open, undated, and improperly labeled containers;failure
to have an appropriate hazardous waste emergency plan; failure
to submit biennial hazardous waste management report; and failure
to provideto submit biennial hazardous waste management report;
and failure to provide required employee training on hazardous
As part of the settlement, the company has neither admitted nor
denied liability for the alleged violations, but has certified
its current compliance with applicable hazardous waste requirements.
EPA said Bassett Mirror cooperated in the investigation and resolution
of the alleged violations.