KU, EPA Reach Agreement On Allegations

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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The University of Kansas and the Environmental Protection Agency reach a deal settling allegations of improper handling of hazardous waste at university laboratories.

In the consent agreement announced Monday, the university agreed to pay civil penalties of more than $39,000. It also agreed to spend more than $41,000 to carry out a two-year project to ensure greater compliance in all 301 academic and research labs on its Lawrence campus.

In December, an EPA inspection found multiple violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and state hazardous waste regulations for failing to properly label, document, handle and store hazardous wastes at the labs.

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