EPA Fines Elementis Chromium Over Non-Disclosure of Chemical Risk

06.12.2013 -

Elementis Chromium, one of the world's largest manufacturers of chromium chemicals in the world, has been fined $2,571,800 for failing to disclose information about the negative health effects on workers of exposure to hexavalent chromium. Disclosure is required by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as the substance has been identified as a carcinogen.

The EPA's complaint against the New Jersey-based speciality chemicals producer was filed with the Office of Administrative Law Judges in September 2010. The company has manufactured and distributed chromium-based chemical substances and mixtures for more than 35 years and has plants in Castle Hayne, North Caroline and Corpus Christi, Texas.