What were the EPA’s Top Enforcement Actions in 2011? How Can Industries Ensure Compliance in 2012?
By Staff Editor
Date: February 03, 2012
In 2011, owing to EPA’s enforcement action, USD 19 million was invested to improve environmental performance out of which USD 3 billion was used to clean up hazardous waste in communities and ensure that the polluter pays. 3.6 bn pounds of hazardous waste was treated, minimized or properly disposed of, 1.8 billion pounds of pollution was reduced, treated or eliminated. The EPA action also led to 89.5 years of incarceration for environmental criminals.