Schnitzer faces $100,000 penalty for faulty pumps

Jul 08, 2014 | 10:29 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  metal recycling, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Metals Recycling, stormwater, pollutant discharge elimination system, stormwater treatment system, administrative penalty Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. is facing a $100,000 administrative penalty after allegedly failing to minimize the impact of defective pumps that caused its stormwater system to malfunction.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management assessed the fine on Metals Recycling LLC, the company’s Johnston, R.I., facility, for allegedly violating the state’s pollutant discharge elimination system.....

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