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EPA: Barclays Center faces host of violations

December 8, 2014 Associated Press
The Barclays Center has reportedly ignored violation fines from the city and the EPA. Eagle file photo by Mary Frost

Barclays Center is in “noncompliance” of several federal Environmental Protection Agency standards.

The New York Post reports that the arena also has racked up a slew of city building violations.

An EPA spokeswoman says the violations will cost the arena $7,500 fine for two compliance orders it has ignored. Those include issues involving its generators and “universal waste — small quantity handlers.”

The city violations include a $6,800 fire-prevention inspection fine issued last month. It also includes a $900 fine for a faulty elevator issued in April.

A spokeswoman for Forest City Enterprises says “any issue is dealt with in an efficient and timely manner.” Forest City holds a controlling interest in the arena.