PITTSBURGH The Maine
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached
consent agreements with two metals recyclers for alleged
hazardous waste violations.
Freeport-based D.A.B. Inc. has
taken corrective actions and will pay a civil penalty of
$22,939, according to a monthly DEP enforcement report.
The auto salvage company was
cited for its alleged failure to properly label 21 containers
of hazardous waste, to inspect the containers daily, to store
some containers on hard surfaces and keep containers free of
dents and rust as required. D.A.B. was also cited for allegedly
storing mercury switches in unmarked closed containers, among
In addition, Clarks Cars
& Parts Inc., based in Hallowell, was cited for allegedly
failing to label and mark the accumulation start date on 14
containers of hazardous waste, not inspecting the containers
daily, holding waste gas for more than 90 days without a
license and not labeling its mercury switch containers, among
other things. Clarks has paid a $5,410 fine and has taken
action to address the agencys concerns.
Neither company would comment on