United Parcel Service to Pay $53,931 Civil Penalty to Settle Alleged Violations

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    United Parcel Service to Pay $53,931 Civil Penalty to Settle Alleged Violations of Waste Regulations at Lenexa, Kan. - EPA
    United Parcel Service has agreed to pay a $53,931 civil penalty to EPA Region 7 to settle a series of alleged violations of federal laws regarding the management of hazardous wastes at its freight facility in Lenexa, Kan.

    According to a consent agreement and final order filed today in Kansas City, Kan., several violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) were noted during a February 2007 inspection of the UPS facility at 14650 West Santa Fe Trail Drive, in Lenexa.

    UPS generates hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste at its Lenexa location as a result of ordinary breakage, leakage and spillage from the approximate 400,000 packages that are handled at the facility each day, the agreement says.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    so Clem --you can't just dump it down the drain---I told you so