RICHLAND — A Rankin County company is paying a $9,034 civil fine and has agreed to spend at least $15,000 to install a solvent recovery system.
The Calvert Co. agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which found the company wasn’t properly labeling, handling or inspecting hazardous waste. In its Nov. 25 order, the state also found Calvert lacked a required contingency plan.
Calvert is a unit of AZZ Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas. It galvanizes metal parts with molten zinc coating at its Richland facility.
MDEQ allowed Calvert to reduce what would have been a $24,034 fine by $15,000 if it spent that money to install and run a solvent recovery system.
General Manager Kelly Warnock signed the order Oct. 31, agreeing to waive hearing rights.
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