Scully's Welding Supply Corp., a Pennsylvania company that specializes in full-service welding and industrial products, received $60,000 in fines due to Clean Air Act penalties. The Delaware County Daily Times reports that the company was investigated by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials after several explosions at the business' location in Collingdale, Pennsylvania, in September 2010.
EPA administrators found that Scully's failed to comply with the Clean Air Act's "General Duty Clause," which requires businesses to take precautions if they handle explosive gases. This clause is intended to protect workers against possible toxic chemical releases and accidents.
"It is important for companies that handle extremely hazardous substances to identify potential releases to air [and] to design and maintain a safe facility," EPA spokesperson Bonnie Smith told the news source.
Scully's officials said the company is now in compliance with the Clean Air Act, but did not admit liability for the September 2010 explosions.
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