Federal environmental regulators have fined 21st Century Environmental Management of Nevada LLC $79,500 for mishandling the storage of hazardous waste at a facility in Fernley, Nev. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the fine last month against the company. According to the EPA, a series of federal violations were found during an inspection in 2010. Among other things, they found hazardous waste being stored in unpermitted areas, in cracked and deteriorated containment areas and in at least one leaking container. The company was cited under its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program. The Act requires hazardous substances to be stored and disposed of in a way that safeguards public health and the environment.
Source: Associated Press
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