Justice takes action against recycler over EPA allegations

Apr 19, 2012 | 03:07 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metal, Southeast Metals, Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Justice Department has taken legal action against an Ohio metals recycler for allegedly ignoring an order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Justice Department has filed a federal Clean Air Act lawsuit against Bedford Heights, Ohio-based Southeast Metals Inc. stemming from accusations by the EPA that the recycler failed to safely dispose of refrigerants, such as fluorocarbons, from vehicles and appliances.....

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