New Hampshire Hospital Pays $200,000 Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 31, 2012

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New Hampshire Hospital Pays $200,000 Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations

Concord (N.H.) Hospital Inc. has agreed to pay a fine of $205,000 for hazardous waste violations.

The New Hampshire Department of Justice said in a news release that the Merrimack County Superior Court approved a settlement between the state and Capital Regional Health Care Corp. New Hampshire alleged that Concord Hospital failed to identify certain pharmaceutical wastes as hazardous wastes. Concord Hospital shipped the hazardous waste pharmaceuticals to facilities that were not authorized to accept the waste material.

The state during an inspection discovered these violations, as well as the hospital's failure to identify hazardous waste alcohols, solvents and used oil for recycling, and follow certain hazardous waste management requirements. The hospital quickly corrected the problems once they were identified by the state.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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