EPA Settles With Industrial Laundry


New England Industrial Uniform Rental Service, Inc. in Springfield Mass., will be taking steps to reduce air pollution from operations due to a settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a recent news release.

The industrial laundry will be paying a penalty of $51,700 for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

“This settlement will result in improved air quality for people living in an urban residential neighborhood of West Springfield that has experienced environmental justice concerns,” said EPA Regional Administrator Dennis Deziel. “Reducing VOC emissions from this industrial laundry will help local residents who live near the facility to enjoy healthier air quality.”

In an effort to address Clean Air Act violations, the EPA has conducted other inspections on New England industrial laundry facilities.  Enforcement actions with associated penalties have been levied against AmeriPride, Cintas, Clean Uniforms, Coyne, G&K and Unifirst.

To read the United States EPA news release, go here. 

More information on EPA Clean Air Act enforcement: https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/air-enforcement

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