Hazardous Waste Violations in King of Prussia
GlaxoSmithKline paid a $317,550 penalty to settle alleged hazardous waste violations at its research and development facility in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cited Glaxo with six violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that were discovered during an August 2012 inspection of the facility. The EPA cited Glaxo for storage violations involving a 150-gallon hazardous waste tank containing ethanol and a 55-gallon drum containing hazardous waste, and for the improper handling of fluorescent light tubes.
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