Connecticut Transfer and Recycling (CTC) has agreed to pay $52,000 to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve the alleged violation of hazardous waste laws covering the disposal, use, storage of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at its Bridgeport, Connecticut brass facility.

The waste oil from the facility’s electrical transformer and two 55-gallon drums that got mixed with waste oil from other companies and sent off for recycling by a waste transporter hired by CTC in 2008 was discovered to contain PCBs and prompted CT DEP to inspect the facility.

The violations of hazardous waste law regulations at the facility includes improper disposal of PCBs via two spilled or leaking transformers, improper labeling of PCB storage areas and a PCB transformer, and failure to comply with various PCB storage and dating requirements.

In addition to paying the penalty to settle the hazardous waste law violation, CTC has agreed to clean up the PCB spill areas around the transformers at its Bridgeport brass facility.