BOSTON — A chemical processing
facility in Cranston, R.I., faces a penalty of $33,400 by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to appropriately report
chemicals used on site in violation of federal right-to-know laws, according to
John R. Hess & Company
failed to file Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Forms listing chemicals
processed, manufactured or used at its facility.
The inventory forms are
required by the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act. The
complaint stems from an EPA inspection of the Hess facility on June 30,
to EPA, Hess processed more than the established thresholds of
N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, ethylene glycol and other regulated chemicals, but did
not report these chemicals during the time period required.