Compliance Status of United States Waste Importers
Hazardous waste processing facilities are required to follow operating guidelines set by the EPA. Data from the U.S. EPA ECHO shows whether plants have had any violations from October 2013-July 2016. This map correlates compliance status with the number of shipments the facilites received from 2007 to 2012. The facilities of the firm Clean Harbors are some of the most active importers. Its Kimball, Nebraska and El Dorado, Arkansas sites are two of the top importers, but these sites are regularly out of compliance. This raises environmental justice concerns.
*Indicates plant-wide status, not necessary imported waste processing.