EPA Levels Record Fine Against Henderson Titanium Plant
AIR DATE: May 16, 2014
(Photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A titanium plant in Henderson has set a dubious record.
The EPA is fining Titanium Metals Corporation $13.75 million for violating the Toxic Substances Control Act, the highest fine levied under that law to date.
The complaint has to do with improper handling of polychlorinated biphenlys or PCBs, a substance that the EPA has labeled a “probable carcinogen.”
Henderson residents shouldn’t be worried about finding this substance in their drinking water, but PCBs have been banned in the United States for 30 years, and could potentially cause cancer, as well as damage to immune, reproductive and neurological systems.