Plastics recycler hit with steep fines for storing hazardous waste


Integrated Plastics Solutions (El Dorado, KS), a recycling facility for plastics, has been ordered to pay restitution plus a fine for mishandling dangerous chemicals at its premises in El Dorado, Kansas.

In a news release, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom for Kansas said Integrated Plastic Solutions, a plastics recycling company in El Dorado, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful storage of a hazardous waste. In its plea, the company admitted that from 2009 to July 16, 2013 it knowingly stored hazardous waste without a permit at its facility in El Dorado. The waste included paints and solvents. Many of the chemicals were highly inflammable and subject to flash fire or explosion if not properly stored.

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