ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Washington University in St. Louis will pay a $15,000 fine for hazardous waste violations at both its Danforth Campus and School of Medicine.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that the university will also spend at least $45,000 to help clean St. Louis high school labs of hazardous waste as part of a settlement agreement.
EPA inspections in April 2008 found several violations of federal acts regulating the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
The university says in a statement that the violations were "administrative in nature" and dealt mostly with labeling and storage of small amounts of research chemicals. The university says there were no life safety concerns and no harm to the environment.