ERJ staff report (DS)
Niagara, Wisconsin -- American Tire & Recycling Corp., based in Niagara, Wisconsin, and its operations manager Keary Ecklund, have agreed to take corrective actions at a tyre processing facility in Niagara and to pay $35,000 to settle state claims brought under Wisconsin's solid waste management laws.
American Tire & Recycling Corporation and Keary Ecklund violated state solid waste laws by accumulating more waste tyres than allowed by the plan of operation approval issued for the Niagara facility and by violating nine conditions of that plan of operation approval designed to ensure the safe handling of the waste tyres. Specifically, more than 33,600 waste tyres accumulated at the facility and continued to be accepted despite the excess accumulation and despite inadequate proof of financial responsibility, waste tyres were stored outside the approved area and too close to buildings, waste tyres were not processed within 4 days and were not containerised, and the facility had no storm water discharge permit.
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Press release from Wisconsin Department of Justice