Atlanta chemical manufacturing company gets EPA violation letter

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered an Atlanta-based chemical manufacturing company to clean up the hazardous waste at its site and move some of the material off of the property.

SIC Technologies, which produces and sells chemicals for aluminum and stainless steel businesses, among other things, received an EPA order Wednesday asking that the company immediately clean up the waste, which the agency has deemed as "an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and the environment."

According to a statement from the EPA, SIC Technologies has improperly stored solid and hazardous wastes in corroding or leaking containers. The company also does not have aisle space that is "sufficient to address emergency releases," the EPA said.

The order was issued after EPA inspections on Nov. 30 and on Jan. 18 and 30.