Hopewell, VA Facility Environmental Consent Order
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed a consent order addressing violations of water discharge permit conditions at Honeywell’s Hopewell manufacturing facility. The order addressed violations for water quality monitoring and reporting, and releases of chemicals and other materials used by Honeywell, including nitric acid, hydroxylamine, methyl ethyl ketoxime, methyl ethyl ketone, ammonium carbonate, caprolactam, cyclohexanone, oil, hydraulic fluid, and gasoline. The order included a $300,000 civil charge and required Honeywell to inspect, repair or replace process sewers at the facility that, due to their deteriorated condition, allowed the release of wastewater into the James River. A November 2014 spill resulted in a kill of more than 2,000 fish in Gravelly Run, a tributary of the James River.
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|Honeywell International Inc.||$300,000|