Hazardous Materials Shipping Violations
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $175,000 civil penalty against MIT for alleged violations of Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations. The FAA alleged that MIT submitted a package containing lithium batteries to FedEx for transportation by air from Cambridge to Seattle in August 2009. The package, which caught fire at a FedEx sorting facility, was not properly labeled and marked as containing hazardous materials. In addition, the FAA alleged that MIT employees were not properly trained and tested to handle hazardous materials.
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|Massachusetts Inst. of Technology||$175,000|