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(West Wareham, MA, Jun 2009) U.S. Dept of Labor cited Covanta. The violations included an accumulation of fly ash on energized 208-volt electrical equipment, flexible cords “hot-wired” into electrical equipment as a substitute for fixing wiring, unguarded lamps exposing workers to burn hazards and emergency lighting units missing or not functioning.  249 kb v. 3 28 feb. 2011 12:28 Agustina Benavides
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(MAR 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii) The Hawaii Department of Health found that an incinerator Covanta operates exceeded the emissions limits for dioxin/furan and lead during 2005 and fined the company with $6,200.   561 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:25 Agustina Benavides
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(2008, Lancaster, PA) The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has repeatedly cited an incinerator Covanta operates for air pollution violations. Since 2005, the agency has issued ten “consent assessments” against Covanta at the facility, penalizing the company a total of $131,800. The violations have included excessive emissions of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride and nitrogen oxide from 2004 to 2008.  1882 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:27 Agustina Benavides
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(SEP 2008, Pittsfield, MA) The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection cited Covanta for exceeding the allowable emissions rate for dioxins and furans by nearly 350%, according to tests conducted in 2007. The agency also cited the facility for failing to report other violations of its operating permit during 2008, and fined Covanta $7,653. The World Health Organization also classifies dioxin as a known human carcinogen.  4984 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:31 Agustina Benavides
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(AUG 2008, Newark, NJ) The New Jersey Agency also fined Covanta $14,035 for air pollution violations from 2006 to 2008, including for illegal carbon monoxide emissions and fro exceeding the state’s “opacity” limits for visible emissions.  143 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:32 Agustina Benavides
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(JUL 2008, Okahumpka, FL) The Florida Department of Environmental Protection fined Covanta $11,100 for excessive dioxin and furan emissions during 2008.  109 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:33 Agustina Benavides
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(NOV 2006, Chester, PA) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Clean Air Found, fined Covanta with $45,600 of civil penalty for excessive toxic nickel and related compounds emissions. According to the tests conducted, the emissions were more than twice the permitted level. Nickel compounds are known human carcinogens, according to the World Health Organization.  2308 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:34 Agustina Benavides
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(MAR 2007, West Wareham, MA) The U.S. Department of Labor cited Covanta for failing to require employees fighting a fire inside the plant to wear appropriate protective clothing.   179 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:36 Agustina Benavides
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(JUL 2007, Wallingford, CT) The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection cited Covanta for excessive dioxin/furan emissions at the facility in Wallingford.  59 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:37 Agustina Benavides
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(New Jersey) The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has repeatedly cited Covanta for air pollution at three incinerators the company operates in that state. During 2009, the agency has fined Covanta $26,900 for violations at a facility in Warren County from 2003 to 2007 and $20,000 for violations at a facility in Union County from 2007 to 2009. The violations are both incinerators included excessive emissions of sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide.  2393 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:38 Agustina Benavides
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(APR 2009, West Wareham, MA) The Department cited the facility for safety violations found during an inspection in October 2008, and fined the company $6,375. The unsafe conditions included electrical equipment “maintained” with cardboard and duct tape, and improper storage of oxygen and acetylene cylinders side-by-side with no barrier between them.  113 kb v. 1 28 feb. 2011 12:44 Agustina Benavides
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