November 2, 2006 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Allcast Inc. agreed to a settlement resolving clean-air violations at Allcast's Allenton, WI, plant. EPA charged the aluminum diecaster failed to comply with notification, planning, testing, recordkeeping, and operating regulations in its melting operation.
Between March 2003 and September 2004, Allcast is alleged to have melted coated aluminum returned by a customer in one of its furnaces, disregarding regulations aimed at controlling dioxin and furan emissions. EPA contends that dioxins may cause liver damage and cancer in humans, and furans also may cause cancer.
The agreement includes a $37,500 penalty, and resolves the allegations.