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U.S. EPA fines Aero-Electric Connectors $120,000 for hazardous waste violations

Release Date: 06/19/2008
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute, (213) 244-1815, cell (213) 798-1404,

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Aero-Electric Containers of Torrance, Calif., $120,000 for violating ` federal hazardous waste regulations.

A manufacturer of specialized metallic connectors located at 548 Amapola Ave., Aero-Electric Containers violated multiple federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements, including:
- Failure to properly label hazardous waste containers;
- Failure to close hazardous waste containers;
- Failure to conduct weekly inspections of hazardous waste areas.

Aero-Electric Containers has since corrected the violations. The EPA discovered the violations during an April, 2006 inspection.

"Companies that handle toxic wastes need to manage them correctly to ensure public safety and protect the environment," said Jeff Scott of the EPA. “EPA will pursue enforcement action against any facility found not handling hazardous waste properly.”

Firms that handle hazardous waste must engage in proper waste handling and storage to prevent spills and safeguard worker health. The EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program oversees the safe management and disposal of hazardous waste.

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