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A PA Steel Company Agrees to a $4 Million Environmental Regulations Settlement

A Pittsburg-based steel company has reached a $4 million civil settlement with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office over allegations the company violated state and environmental regulations dating back to 2017, authorities said.

USS-UPI Inc. will pay $1.75 million in civil penalties, $1 million in environmental compliance expenditures, and $250,000 for supplemental projects that will promote training for California’s environmental agencies, under terms of the agreement, according to District Attorney spokesman Scott Alonso. The company also could be subject to a $1 million suspended penalty to ensure its future compliance.

“It is of vital importance to hold our companies responsible for the unlawful maintenance, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and waste,” District Attorney Diana Becton said in a statement. “USS-UPI was cooperative throughout our investigation, and this settlement was only reached after verification that USS-UPI had corrected the violations and created and implemented an environmental compliance framework.”

Read the source article at East Bay Times

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