CWM Hit With Fine Over PCB Disposal

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 1:32 PM EST) -- Chemical Waste Management Inc. has been slapped with a $300,000 fine for failing to properly dispose of chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive problems at one of its hazardous waste landfills in California, a facility that is currently the subject of a birth defects controversy.

The penalty, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, relates to the company's Kettleman Hills facility, a commercial hazardous waste facility in Kings County, Calif. that handles the treatment, storage and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls, which can no longer be...
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