NEWARK — An oil recycling company has been cited for discharging too much contaminated wastewater at its Newark plant, where it’s also seeking city approval to expand its truck unloading station.
The sanitary agency on Sept. 24 ordered Safety-Kleen to cease all discharges until it complied with regulations. Inspectors had found that the oil-bearing wastewater contained diesel and other organic compounds — pollutants that endangered employees’ health and safety, district leaders said.
No injuries stemming from the wastewater have been reported, district General Manager Paul Eldredge said Wednesday.
“The total amount of discharge was not determined,” Eldredge said.
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