EPA Quarantines a Consignment of Expired Chemicals at RM Group

The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) on Monday 17 May 2021 quarantined a consignment of expired chemicals at RM Group.RM Group is a detergent company located on GSA Road in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. The exercise is part of an on-going nationwide chemical inventory and effluent quality monitoring process. The company initially denied EPA technicians access to it’s facility, but were later allowed following the intervention of the Police and EPA CEO, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh. The team established that the company’s operational permit has expired and that it failed to meet it’s reporting requirement for quarterly monitoring. The company was also discharging without an effluent discharge license. It was also established that the company never had chemical registration and importation license. Meanwhile, the company has been shutdown and issued a non-compliance notice. RM Group was also served a citation for a meeting on Thursday, 20 May 2021.