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Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions

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Facility Description

Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions (Veolia) operates a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) storage and processing facility located at 5736 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix, Arizona. Veolia manages the receipt, manifesting, storage, processing, transportation, and recordkeeping of waste containing PCBs. Veolia's processing operations include draining and taking apart certain electrical equipment (e.g.: bushings and cables), recovering the metals from electrical equipment, and cleaning the metals for off-site recycling.

What is EPA’s Role at the Facility?

EPA regulates PCB activities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). All facilities that treat, store or dispose of PCBs are required to obtain a TSCA Approval, or permit. PCB operations at Veolia are currently taking place in Buildings 2, 3, and 4. These PCB operations are regulated under TSCA. Veolia is currently operating under the TSCA Approval issued by the EPA in 1994, and has applied for a renewal of that approval. EPA has reviewed has issued a proposed permit.

Why Worry About PCBs

PCBs are man-made chemicals that were manufactured from 1929 until their manufacture was banned in 1979.  Due to their unique chemical properties, PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications.  PCBs are carginogenic and may cause other harmful non-cancer effects on the body.  Once released into the environment, PCBs last for a long time.  Today, one of the largest sources of PCB waste comes from electrical equipment (e.g., transformers) being taken out of service.

For more information on PCBs, please see Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).

Information

To view documents related to the proposed permit for Veolia, view the Selected Documents tab.  For any questions, including information in languages other than English, please contact the EPA representative below.

Cynthia Ruelas (ruelas.cynthia@epa.gov)
Project Manager
Land Division, Permits Office
US Environmental Protection Agency Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, Mail Code LND-4-2
San Francisco, CA  94105
Tel:  (415) 972-3329
Fax: (415) 947-3528

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