Kan. Hospital Pays $84,000 in EPA Investigation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A Merriam hospital has agreed to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle the matter. The hospital also will provide the EPA with inventories of its solid waste and make quarterly reports for one year on how is it identifying and disposing of hazardous waste.

The hospital is not admitting or denying wrongdoing.

Federal inspectors allege that the hospital failed to conduct weekly inspections of its storage area for hazardous waste, failed to properly mark hazardous waste containers and improperly disposed of hazardous waste.

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