PITTSBURGH Freeport Auto
Parts has agreed to pay a fine to the Maine Department of
Environmental Protection to resolve alleged environmental
The Freeport, Me.-based salvage
yard has signed a consent agreement and has already paid
$17,760 for allegedly storing hazardous waste in unsuitable
tanks, hiring an unlicensed hazardous waste transporter,
failing to label containers of gasoline, and lacking an
adequate containment and collection system in a hazardous waste
storage area, among other violations.
The gasoline containers also
allegedly were kept on the premises for more than 90 days at a
time and werent properly inspected on a daily basis,
according to an agency inspection.
Evidence of oil stains on soil
and vegetation suggested Freeport Auto Parts violated the
states oil discharge prevention and pollution control
law, the state agency said.
The auto wrecker, which
couldnt be reached for comment, has gained compliance by
taking corrective actions on all the matters addressed by the