The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday announced a settlement with an Inglewood solvent recycling and storage facility for federal hazardous waste violations.

Under the agreement, Rho-Chem will take specific steps to better track and more safely manage hazardous wastes at its facility, EPA officials said.

Rho-Chem will also purchase more than $353,000 in emergency response equipment for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and pay a $120,527 penalty.

“Improper management of hazardous waste can lead to fires, explosions or unplanned release of hazards into the environment,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “We are pleased that through this settlement, our local first responders are able to receive additional equipment necessary to protect the community.”

Rho-Chem is a fuel blending, solvent recycling and re-packaging distribution and storage facility. EPA’s September 2015 inspection found that the plant was in violation of federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations, according to the EPA. Those rules require the safe management of hazardous waste to protect public health and the environment and to prevent costly and extensive cleanups.

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