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U.S. EPA fines Admiral Transportation $15,000 for hazardous waste violations
Release Date: 01/07/2008
Contact Information: David Yogi Ph. (808) 541-2726 firstname.lastname@example.org
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Admiral Transportation of City of Industry, Calif., $15,000 for violating federal hazardous waste regulations.
A general transportation company located at 300 N. Baldwin Park, Admiral Transportation violated multiple federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements, including:
- Failure to comply with labeling requirements for containers of hazardous wastes;
- Storage of hazardous waste without a permit for a period exceeding 90 days;
- Failure to close hazardous waste containers;
- Failure to submit biennial reports;
- Failure to conduct weekly inspections of hazardous waste areas;
- Failure to properly dispose of hazardous waste.
Admiral Transportation 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 protect the environment and ensure public safety," said Nancy Lindsay, the EPA’s director for the waste management programs in the Pacific Southwest region. “We are pleased that Admiral Transportation has taken responsibility for its violations and now understands what it needs to do in order to properly manage its waste streams.”
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.
For more information about RCRA, visit: https://www.epa.gov/Compliance/cleanup/rcra/index.html
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