Company agrees to pay $25,000 for environmental violations

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Company agrees to pay $25,000 for environmental violations

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc, has admitted to violations of Vermont’s Hazardous Waste Management Rules at its Barre, Vermont location. Safety-Kleen has agreed to pay the State $25,000 in civil penalties for the violations. Under the court-approved settlement, Safety-Kleen admitted liability for nine separate violations of the Hazardous Waste Management Rules and related hazardous waste facility permits. These include rules relating to how hazardous waste is stored, record keeping, and facility maintenance. The Agency of Natural Resources discovered the violations during inspections in the summer of 2016.

After notice from the Agency, Safety-Kleen took corrective steps at the Barre facility to address the violations to the satisfaction of the Agency. The Attorney General’s Office notes that Safety-Kleen cooperated with the State on the settlement and acted swiftly to accept responsibility for its conduct.

The settlement was approved by the Washington Superior Court on August 3rd.

Related documents:

Pleadings by Agreement
Stipulation for the Entry of Consent Order and Final Judgment Order
Consent Order and Final Judgement Order

Vermont AG: Aug 4, 2017