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EPA Asserts Waste Violations in Midwest Manufacturer Fines (1)

July 28, 2021, 4:42 PM; Updated: July 28, 2021, 7:39 PM

The EPA hit a trio of industrial manufacturers with more than $400,000 in combined fines for allegedly violating federal air and hazardous waste standards.

Fuchs Lubricants Co. of Kansas City, Kan., which manufactures oils and greases, paid a civil penalty of $255,344, the Environmental Protection Agency announced late Tuesday. United Industries Corp. of Vinita Park, Mo.—a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands Inc. that makes herbicides and pesticides—agreed to pay a civil penalty of $95,000, and DCW Casing LLC of Oelwein, Iowa paid a civil penalty of $80,562.

DCW, which is associated with NantPharma LLC, manufactures the blood thinner Heparin.

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