Timet to pay record toxic dumping fine

May 15, 2014 | 05:17 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, sponge, Titanium Metals, Timet, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs Toxic Substances Control Act

LOS ANGELES — Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet) will pay a $13.75-million fine as part of a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stemming mainly from the alleged unauthorized production and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at its Henderson, Nev., sponge plant.

The agency said the penalty is the largest ever imposed on a single facility for violations of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act.

Exton, Pa.-based Timet, a subsidiary of Portland, Ore.-based Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC), will pay an additional $250,000 for alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act related to the disposal of hazardous process wastewater, according to the EPA.....

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