CWM To Pay $1M Over Waste Facility Failures

Law360, Washington (August 24, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a settlement requiring Chemical Waste Management Inc. to cough up $1 million to address failures to properly analyze toxic waste being stored at one of its landfills in California.

CWM will have to pay a $400,000 fine and spend roughly $600,000 to bring its Kettleman Hills facility near Kettleman City, Calif., into compliance with environmental laws, the EPA said.

“Significant shortcomings at Chemical Waste Management’s lab compromised the company’s ability to accurately analyze the toxic waste to be...
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