RSS feed source: Environmental Protection Agency
February 8, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Leprino Foods Company for claims of violations of the Clean Air Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act at the company’s facility in Tracy, Calif. The violation claims pertain to the facility’s anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system that is used for cheese production and storage. Anhydrous ammonia can cause serious, often irreversible health effects when released. In addition to potential impacts from inhalation of or skin contact with this substance, it is highly flammable.
Under the settlement, Leprino Foods Company will pay $229,707 in civil penalties and has made significant safety improvements to the facility to come into compliance with federal environmental laws. Leprino Foods Company will also provide emergency response training equipment valued