Sep 18, 2015 5:11 PM
Wilton company to pay $130,00 for violating hazardous waste rules
WILTON - Kimball Physics Inc., a company accused of improperly handling and storing hazardous waste on its property, has reached an agreement with the state Attorney General's Office and will pay a penalty of $130,000.
In addition, the court-approved agreement requires the company to pay for three unannounced inspections at its facilities through December of 2016, according to the Attorney General and the state Department of Environmental Services.
KPI, a Delaware corporation with its main office in N.H., designs and manufactures electron emitting and related machines and equipment in Wilton, according to the state.
After a site visit in 2009 and subsequent inspections in 2012, the state Department of Environmental Services determined that KPI’s management and storage practices in one particular storage area violated safety rules.
The state says KPI failed to identify chemical hazardous waste in the storage area and stored incompatible chemicals improperly, among other things.
“It is critically important for regulated businesses to stay in compliance with the hazardous waste rules, which are designed to protect our health and safeguard the environment. I am pleased that KPI has come to understand the seriousness of these
matters and will manage its hazardous wastes properly and safely now and in the future,” said environmental services Commissioner Thomas Burack.