Skip to comments.C&S Wholesale Grocers will pay $126K fine for violating Clean Air Act at Hatfield (MA) facility
Posted on 05/22/2012 4:49:55 PM PDT by matt04
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. has agreed to pay a $126,700 penalty for claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act when a gas leak sickened workers at its North Hatfield Road warehouse, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reports.
"We appreciate the opportunity to finalize this agreement and close the door on this event that occurred five years ago," Bryan T. Granger, a vice president in C&S's legal department, said, referring to the May 2007 incident.
C&S is a major supplier to supermarket chains in the northeast. The Keene, N.H.-based company did not admit to any liability, but did agree to audit the Hatfield facility to ensure it complies with safety and federal clean-air standards, the Northampton newspaper reports. Company officials said they have since enhanced safety and security programs to protect the environment, employees and citizens who live near the facility at 95 North Hatfield Road.
The Environmental Protection Agency launched a probe after a faulty cold storage unit leaked toxic anhydrous ammonia. Several local residents and more than 150 warehouse workers had to be evacuated. A total of 13 C&S employees were hospitalized for exposure to the potentially deadly gas.
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Snip: This got lost in the mix last week but its not too dated to keep talking about. I was wondering what the EPA idling school bus spotters did on their downtime, and apparently they perform a undercover work for the USDA in school cafeterias:
“federally mandated law prohibits the sale of carbonated beverages after lunch is served”
Insane interpretation of the “interstate commerce” clause strikes again, eh.
$126K for a cooling leak!?!?