Sims subject to EPA restrictions at Va. site

Jul 22, 2013 | 06:53 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  Sims Metal Management, Environmental Protection Agency, scrap, scrapyard, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — Sims Metal Management Ltd. is subject to proposed regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that could result in soil and groundwater use restrictions at the New York-based company’s Suffolk, Va., scrapyard.

The EPA in June released its corrective action program for the site, which has been monitored by the agency since the 1990s due to improper hazardous waste management by previous owners and operators Old Dominion Wood Preservers. Sims Metal Management purchased the site in 2006 and has since been subject to the EPA jurisdiction of the....

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