Again we hear stories of dumping Medical Waste without care of the consequences.
We need to stand up and be heard. You may choose from many approve methods but sterilize the waste then dispose of it properly.
Settlement reached over medical waste spilled from Waimanalo Gulch
By Web Staff
Published: July 10, 2015, 7:17 pm Updated: July 10, 2015, 7:19 pm
Waimanalo Gulch operator, employees indicted on multiple counts
Four years after heavy rains caused medical waste from Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill to spill into the ocean, a settlement has been reached.
Under the agreement, the government agreed to dismiss all felonies after Waste Management of Hawaii accepted two misdemeanor negligence charges under the Clean Water Act.
The company will also have to pay a $400,000 fine and set aside $200,000 for environmental projects.
Two waste management workers, Joseph Whelan and Justin Lottig, have also agreed to misdemeanor charges of negligent discharge of pollutants and will be fined $25,000 each.
In May 2014, the U.S. Attorney’s office filed an indictment against Waste Management of Hawaii, saying the company lied to health inspectors after bags of blood vials, needles and syringes spilled onto the Leeward coast in 2011.
In a statement, the company said, “We’re very pleased to have this particular chapter of this 2010/2011 story now behind us. This settlement agreement is an important turning point for both Waste Management of Hawaii and our two employees.”