AL Solutions settles with EPA over fatal blast

Dec 23, 2013 | 11:10 AM |

Tags  titanium, zirconium recycler, AL Solutions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, settlement, Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A West Virginia metals recycler is investing in technology, initiating employee safeguards and paying a $100,000 fine to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations stemming from an explosion in 2010 that killed three people.

Workers at titanium and zirconium recycler AL Solutions Inc. were handling titanium powder at the company’s New Cumberland, W.Va., facility when the explosion and fire occurred (, Dec. 13, 2010). It is suspected that an accidental release of a chemical caused the fatal blast.....

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