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New Mexico expected to fine Los Alamos Lab over waste

The Associated Press
April 02, 2018 06:32 PM

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Environment Department is expected to fine the Los Alamos National Laboratory for exceeding state and federal time limits for storing hazardous waste.

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The Los Alamos Monitor reports state officials informed the lab in a letter last month that it stored two hazardous waste containers over the 90-day storage time limit in central accumulation storage areas.

State Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief John Kieling also wrote that the lab stored three hazardous waste containers over the 1-year storage time limit in permitted units.

Both are violations with fines up to $10,000 a day for noncompliance with New Mexico's Hazardous Waste Management regulations.

A lab spokesman said it will continue to observe the rules of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and comply as best it can.

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