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Air Force Settles Hazardous Waste Allegations With $206,811 Fine

June 23, 2022, 8:02 PM

The Air Force has agreed to pay a $206,811 penalty for alleged hazardous waste storage and handling violations at the Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island in Alaska, according to the EPA Thursday.

The agency alleged the Air Force stored hazardous wastes at the air station without a permit and did not properly label and inspect waste containers and an above-ground storage tank, according to a news release.

The Environmental Protection Agency said it found more than a ton of improperly stored hazardous paints, hydrochloric acid, methyl ethyl ketone, and oxidizers, and more than 25 tons of hazardous waste fuel ...