KU, EPA Reach Agreement on Allegations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ 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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