|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:35:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] DISPOSAL, REGULATION: Ft. Wainwright (AK) Safe Drinking Water penalty|
News Release U.S. EPA Region 10 September 19, 2011Fort Wainwright fined over $79,000 dollars for banned motor vehicle waste disposal wells
(Seattle - The Fort Wainwright Army base will pay over $79,000 for failing to shut down three banned motor vehicle disposal wells by the closure deadline, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA banned Class V injection wells for motor vehicle waste disposal in 1999 because of the risks they pose to groundwater sources. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, facilities in Alaska had until 2005 to permanently close this category of wells.
"Our inspectors are still finding motor vehicle waste disposal wells in Alaska that should have been shut down years ago," said Edward Kowalski, Director of EPA's Office of Compliance and Enforcement in Seattle. "The wells can contaminate groundwater that communities depend on. Facilities need to do the responsible thing and close the wells."
... For the entire release, seehttp://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/ 0/6f94d8940e26fbe58525791000681b70?OpenDocument
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