According to EPA, the City of Tacoma shipped 750 gallons of used oil contaminated with PCBs from the city’s landfill to Emerald Services, an oil recycling and reuse company. The city did not know that the used oil was contaminated with PCBs before they shipped the oil. Emerald Services found the problem during their routine oil testing and was able to trace the PCB-contaminated oil to the City’s shipment.
But the oversight cost the city $40,000 in a settlement.
“Today’s settlement should serve as a reminder that handling used oil requires attention to the requirements designed… Read More