Clean Harbors Agrees to Pay Fine For Waste Oil Charges

Source: Waste Age, September 23, 2013
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Clean Harbors Inc. has agreed to pay a $112,500 fine regarding the transporting and reporting of waste oil.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said in a news release that the Norwell, Mass.-based Clean Harbors agreed to the payment for allegedly transporting waste oil from unregistered facilities and submitting inaccurate reports to the DEP.

Clean Harbors also agreed to take additional steps to comply in the future with environmental laws regarding hazardous waste transportation.

According to the complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court, Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. and an affiliate, Murphy’s Waste Oil Service, Woburn, Mass., accepted hazardous waste from facilities that did not have valid identification numbers nearly 500 times between April 2009 and December 2011. The complaint also alleges that on numerous occasions the companies submitted inaccurate monthly reports that listed invalid identification numbers or identification numbers that did not correspond with those listed in manifests filed with the DEP.


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