EPA Takes Administrative Enforcement Action Against Canned and Frozen Food Company for Wastewater Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken administrative enforcement action against consumer-packaged goods company, Hanover Foods Corporation, to address an “appalling” number of alleged violations at the company’s Hanover, Pennsylvania wastewater treatment facility, including excessive levels of contaminants, floating solids, and “visible scum” in discharged and receiving water. In an Administrative Order on Consent, Hanover Foods has agreed to provide the EPA with a complete engineering evaluation and propose and implement a corrective action plan.