US EPA fines Missouri based plastics packaging firm
CHESTERFIELD : The Missouri-based Pretium Packaging LLC has agreed to pay the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a sum of over $75,000 towards fines to settle alleged violations involving fluorine emissions. The allegations were charged against the company’s two plastic bottle manufacturing facilities-one of them is presently closed.
According to the EPA, Pretium Packaging LLC will pay a sum of $ 75,860 towards penalty for not complying with the Clean Air Act’s risk management program requirements. The company had failed to provide adequate safeguards for fluorine process equipment and defaulted in providing risk management plan at its Manchester facility. The company’s Muscatine plant was charges for not submitting risk management plan for fluorine. Incidentally, the company completely suspended its operations at the Muscatine facility three years back in 2010.
The company refused to admit liability for the alleged violations. However, it stated that its facilities are now upgraded to comply with the EPA requirements.
Chesterfield, Missouri based Pretium Packaging LLC is a leading plastic container and closure manufacturer with production locations across North America. The company produces plastic containers using PET, Polyethylene, Polypropylene and other resins.