Violations of Environmental Laws
As a result of the operations of its laboratories and research facilities, MIT generates and stores various hazardous wastes and other toxic substances. In 1998, the EPA conducted an inspection at MIT to evaluate compliance with air, water and waste regulations. While inspectors did not find any alarming conditions, they found numerous violations indicating inadequate housekeeping practices and a need to improve its environmental management system. In April 2001, the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division settled a case with MIT involving violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA). MIT agreed to pay a $150,000 civil penalty and institute an environmental management system and three other environmental projects costing $405,000: a storm water management system, a web-based compliance assistance program, and a collaboration with the local public schools to develop and implement an environmental curriculum.
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|Massachusetts Inst. of Technology||$555,000|