GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Environmental Inspectors continue to monitor Gloucester company Advanced Finishing Systems after a release of toxic gas Wednesday.
The Environmental Protection Agency says AFS had a violation back in 2010 -- a violation 10 On Your Side wanted to know more about.
According the EPA, AFS had a state inspection in April of 2009 and a Compliance Evaluation Inspection in September of 2010.
Information on the EPA's website says the company was cited by the EPA for a, "Significant Non-Compliance" sometime between September and July of 2010, but no where does the EPA explain the nature of that noncompliance, which according to the Government, remains unresolved.
The Environmental Protection Agency released their findings about that citation only to WAVY.com. The inspection in 2010 found AFS was not meeting requirements for the proper storage of hazardous wastes on the property. It also found that some containers didn't have dates or labels on them and some containers of hazardous materials were being stored too close together, which could lead to a potentially dangerous situation.
The government does say the case from 2010 has not yet been been settled, but a company executive told WAVY.com that the Environmental Inspectors with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality who visited the facility Thursday morning found no problems and did not cite the company for any violations.
AFS released this statement to 10 On Your Side: "As for our community, we are constantly checked on to make sure we are in compliance with the chemicals that we hold in this facility."
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