EPA Fines NYC College for Hazardous Waste Violations

Environmental Protection Agency

Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, faces $111,199 in fines from the EPA for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure environmental compliance by institutions of higher learning, has issued an enforcement action against Manhattan College alleging violations of federal and New York State laws that provide for identification, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes.

The hazardous waste includes mercury, arsenic, spent solvents and paint, used fluorescent light bulbs, used computer monitors and other wastes generated in the Manhattan College print shop, labs and maintenance facilities at its Bronx campus.

"Manhattan College handles a range of hazardous substances in its educational and maintenance facilities and has failed to follow regulations written to protect the public health and the environment from the potential dangers of hazardous wastes that result from these everyday activities," said Jane M. Kenny, EPA regional administrator. "The college is now working to correct these violations and prevent their re-occurrence in the future."

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