EPA Settles with Crystal Cabinet on Hazardous Waste Violations

Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 settled with Crystal Cabinet Works Inc. of Princeton, Minn., for alleged hazardous waste violations.

The company will pay a $36,890 penalty.

Crystal Cabinet also agreed to improve its employee safety training and record-keeping. In addition, the company will certify its compliance with hazardous waste regulations and will certify that it determined if its waste is hazardous based on ignitability.

A fire at the company prompted a May 2001 EPA inspection that revealed Crystal Cabinet had failed to properly identify and manage hazardous waste at its 430,000-square-foot facility where it manufactures custom cabinetry.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act passed by Congress in 1976, EPA regulates hazardous waste from its production to its final disposal.

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