January 9, 2013
Source: Dave Deegan
Department: U.S. EPA
Phone: (617) 918-1017
(Boston, Mass. - Jan. 9, 2013) - A cold storage and ice manufacturing company has agreed to pay penalties of $225,000 to settle claims by EPA that the company violated federal Clean Air Act requirements meant to prevent chemical releases relating to its use of ammonia at facilities located in East Providence, R.I., and Sandwich, Mass.
According to EPA's complaint, JP Lillis Enterprises, which does business under the trade name Cape Cod Ice, failed to put in place a required "Risk Management Plan" for ammonia used in the refrigeration system at its East Providence facility, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. EPA also alleged that the company violated the Clean Air Act's General Duty Clause, which applies to facilities where extremely hazardous substances such as ammonia are present, at its Sandwich location.
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