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Written by The Business Journal Staff
Fresno-based SA Recycling LLC has paid $255,000 as part of a court judgement relating to the handling of hazardous waste.
The judgement, entered in Fresno County Superior Court, follows an investigation by the state Department of Toxic Substances Control that led to SA Recycling being cited for failing to minimize the threat from the release of hazardous waste.
According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), soil samples from the property near Chestnut Avenue and Golden State Boulevard exceeded regulatory limits for heavy metals such as lead, zinc and cadmium.
SA Recycling is a scrap metal recycler that recycles ferrous and non-ferrous metals, cardboard, paper, glass and electronics. Its operations include shearing, sorting, bailing, torching and automobile crushing, as well as appliance decommissioning.
SA Recycling first began addressing its contamination issue in 2014 after DTSC outlined the various violations following an inspection.
DTSC approved SA Recycling’s cleanup plan in March 2016. SA Recycling spent over a million dollars to pave over its facility, made the appropriate corrections in order to manage hazardous waste properly and made sure that all waste would now go to the proper facility for disposal.