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EPA Settles with Drug and Laboratory Disposal on Hazardous Waste Violations

Release Date: 03/26/2010
Contact Information: Kären Thompson, 312-353-8547,

No. 10-OPA31

CHICAGO (March 26, 2010) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Drug & Laboratory Disposal Inc., Plainwell, Mich., for alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities. The company has agreed to pay a penalty of $41,300 to settle the violations.

Drug & Laboratory Disposal, located at 331 Broad St., failed to comply with the storage time limits, container labeling and dating rules of its operating license. The company also failed to follow hazardous waste container labeling provisions of RCRA.

Under RCRA, EPA regulates hazardous waste from production to final disposal.

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