Pollution Penalty 16 Aug 11

A Chanhassen company, Roberts Automatic Products, will pay a civil penalty of almost nine thousand dollars to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for alleged hazardous waste violations. MPCA Officials say the violations involved the evaluation, accumulation, management, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes generated at its manufacturing facility.

In addition to paying the fine and making necessary changes, Roberts Automatic Products will buy and install a vacuum degreasing unit at a cost of at least two hundred seventy-nine thousand dollars. The unit will eliminate the use of methylene chloride at the facility and reduce employee exposure to this hazardous air pollutant.