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Federal-Mogul agrees to pay Va. waste fine

Monday - 12/31/2012, 5:04am  ET

BLACKBURG, Va. - Federal-Mogul has agreed to pay an $11,600 fine for hazardous waste violations at its auto parts plant in Blacksburg.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality cited the company for deficiencies in storage of hazardous waste at the plant.

Most of the violations involved record keeping and monitoring. They include a lack of weekly inspections and logs, and shortcomings in training for employees who manage some of the plant's waste storage areas.

Robert Steele with the DEQ tells The Roanoke Times ( that none of the hazardous waste at the plant was released into the environment.

The fine is part of an agreement between the company and the state.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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