A York County company settles hazardous waste violations with the EPA. Bimax, Inc., will pay $36,455 to settle alleged violations at its chemical manufacturing facility at 158 Industrial Road, in Glen Rock. Bimax, founded in 1987, develops and markets specialty monomers and surfactants for use in a variety of polymer applications.
As part of the settlement, the company will also spend $305,000 to install a system that will eliminate 90 percent of the hazardous pollutants emitted from the facilty.
Bimas was cited by the federal EPA following a March 2011 inspection. That inspections uncovered hazardous waste, including solvents, that was improperly stored in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The alleged violations included operating a treatment, storage, or disposal facility without a permit, failure to determine if the waste was hazardous, failure to obtain required certification from a qualified professional engineer attesting that the facility's tank system has sufficent structural integrity for the storage of hazardous waste, failure to monitor pump leaks weekly, and failure to monitor valves for air emission leaks.