EPA Releases Data for 2020 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting, Including First Ever Reporting on PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published preliminary Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data about chemical releases, chemical waste management and pollution prevention activities that took place during 2020 at nearly 21,000 federal and industrial facilities across the country. The preliminary data released includes the first-ever reporting on per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) added to the TRI by the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Settlement Reached Over Pennsylvania Smelting Plant’s CWA Violations

Hussey Copper has agreed to perform a comprehensive environmental audit, implement an updated environmental management system, and pay an $861,500 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Law (PCSL) at its smelting facility in Leetsdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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