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A Los Angeles company is one of two concerns facing possible penalties of more than $600,000 for improperly storing equipment containing PCBs at a site in Waterbury, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said. The EPA said it proposed a $239,500 penalty against Pan Metal Corp. of Los Angeles and a $365,500 penalty against Century Brass Products of Waterbury, Conn., for storing the equipment at a facility owned by New Waterbury Ltd. The agency said the penalties were the largest proposed in New England for violations of regulations governing the use of the potentially cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. The EPA charged that the two companies allowed a transformer to leak PCBs and failed to register PCB items with fire officials, failed to mark the means of access to the items and failed to maintain inspection and maintenance records.


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