Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:51:54 -0500
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Subject: N.C. college fined for waste violations
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N.C. college fined for waste violations
By Bertrand M. Gutierrez

Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal

Winston-Salem State University was fined $27,000 in December for  
violating state hazardous-waste laws, the third-largest fine  
statewide last year for such violations.

State and federal inspectors found three separate violations during  
an unannounced visit in the spring, officials confirmed this week.

In one instance, the university failed to mark containers of  
hazardous waste, some of which came from the school's science labs.

Aaron Singleton, a school spokesman, said that problems arose when  
the chemistry and life-science departments moved to the new Wilveria  
Bass Atkinson Science Lab.

"Some of the procedures relating to the disposition of hazardous  
waste were not complied with as fully as state and federal  
regulations required," Singleton said.

No one was injured and no damage to the environment occurred, he said.

Winston-Salem State is one of two universities penalized for  
hazardous-waste violations last year.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was fined $19,633 in  
December for similar violations, including the failure to identify  
eight containers as hazardous waste.

Singleton said that the university has taken steps to prevent a  
recurrence of the violations.

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