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.