Chanhassen Company Penalized by MPCA 17 Aug 11

A Chanhassen machine company will pay an almost $9,000 civil penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and perform a supplemental environmental project costing at least $279,000 for alleged hazardous waste violations, according to an MPCA news release.

This enforcement action follows failed environmental inspections at Roberts Automatic Products, Inc., in July 2008, February 2009, and January 2010.

Carver County and MPCA inspectors found that Roberts Automatic Products was not evaluating some of its waste soon enough after its generation, as required by law. They also found that the company was disposing of too much unevaluated waste and mixing it with its used oil.