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Nov 4, 2015 2:13 PM

Medical center to pay $200K in hazardous waste case

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — The Cheshire Medical Center in Keene has agreed to pay $200,000 in a settlement with the state to resolve allegations of hazardous waste disposal violations.

Attorney General Joseph Foster said Wednesday that Cheshire Medical had self-corrected a violation of shipping some pharmaceutical hazardous wastes to unauthorized facilities in 2010.

During an inspection in 2013, the Department of Environmental Services found that Cheshire Medical hadn't followed certain hazardous waste storage requirements and training for hospital employees. The hospital quickly corrected those and was cooperative throughout the investigation.

Foster said the allegations against Cheshire Medical do not pertain to infectious waste, such as used needles.

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