Portland, OR—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Isspro Inc. $4,500 for transporting hazardous waste without required documentation.
DEQ inspectors found that an employee of Isspro Inc. transported a quart of potassium dichromate from its Portland facility to the Metro South transfer station in Oregon City and disposed of it as household hazardous waste on Aug. 20, 2016.
DEQ also cited the company, without penalty, for failing to maintain a hazardous waste management training plan, failing to maintain universal waste in closed packages and failing to maintain a contingency plan. DEQ discovered these violations during a compliance inspection on July 22, 2016.
DEQ issued the fine because improper handling of hazardous waste threatens public health and the environment. DEQ regulates the accumulation, storage, handling, transport, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste.
View the enforcement letter: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/nr/120417isspro.pdf
Laura Gleim, Public Affairs Specialist, Portland, 503-229-6488, firstname.lastname@example.org