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NY scrapyard signs consent order with West Virginia agency

Keywords: Tags  salvage yard, Shane's Auto & Truck Salvage, WVDEP, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Shane’s Auto & Truck Salvage will pay a fine to settle an environmental matter with the state of West Virginia.

The East Meadow, N.Y.-based company, which operates a salvage yard in Berkeley County, W.Va., has signed a consent order with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to settle alleged violations of the state Water Pollution Control Act.

The recycler was allegedly out of compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, issued in 2009 when several hundred tires, rubbish and auto parts were observed on property, according to an inspection conducted by the agency in June 2011. The agency claims that in April 2012, a review of records from 2009 to 2012 indicated that on five separate occasions, the company didn’t report stormwater sample results.

Shane’s Auto will pay a $7,340 civil penalty to the agency’s water quality management fund within 30 days. The recycler has agreed to submit a corrective plan within 20 days and remove all trash and tires within 60 days.

The company could not be reached for comment.

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