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Dam fined by EPA for hazardous waste violations


The Bureau of Reclamation was fined $115,500 by the Environmental Protection Agency for hazardous waste handling violations at the Grand Coulee Dam.

The EPA said in a press release Tuesday that the action was taken at the request of the state of Washington’s Department of Ecology.

“We conducted this inspection at the Dam at the Department of Ecology’s request and found some areas of non-compliance,” said Chris Hladick, EPA Regional Administrator in Seattle. “Proper handling and management of hazardous waste is a serious responsibility that protects both workers and the public. A...

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