PITTSBURGH Bare Metals
LLC has signed a consent order with the state of Georgia to
settle allegations that the company openly dumped material,
burned solid waste and failed to renew an industrial stormwater
permit at its recycling operation in Greenville, Ga.
The recycler has agreed to pay a
$3,750 penalty, remove solid waste and scrap tires, develop a
stormwater pollution plan, obtain an industrial stormwater
permit and submit a corrective action plan to the state to
satisfy concerns from the Environmental Protection division of
the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The state inspected the
companys facility after receiving a complaint alleging
that the recycler openly burned solid waste on two separate
occasions in October.
A manager at the facility said
the company never openly burned materials, as stated in the
consent order, but accidental fires at the facility were
labeled by the state as open burning. He said the company
regularly ships tires to a third party and does not accumulate
large amounts of solid waste.
The manager noted that the
facility has 300,000 gallons of water on hand to tackle any
fire as the local fire department is not close to the yard.
He added that the company has
gained full compliance ahead of schedule.