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Employees of Tucson company may not have ben trained in hazardous waste handling

EPA fines total $30,000

October 13, 2011
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hazardous materialsMRI Manufacturing and Research, Inc. failed to provide proof that employees were trained in the safe handling and storing of hazardous waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has fined the company $30,000 for that and other violations.

Along with unverified training, other hazardous waste-related violations discovered during EPA inspections of the company included mislabeled or unlabeled containers, and inadequate record keeping at a hazardous waste small quantity generator. The company has industrial solvents used to manufacture medical devices, such as tubing for catheters.

Under the EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program, hazardous substances must be stored, handled and disposed of using measures that safeguard public health and the environment.

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