Tesla to Pay to Settle Hazardous Waste Claims

April 3, 2019
Tesla will pay a $31,000 penalty due to a settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency over hazardous waste violations at its California factory.

April 3, 2019—Tesla Inc will pay a $31,000 penalty and purchase $55,000 in emergency response equipment for a California city under a settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency over hazardous waste violations at its automotive factory, per Reuters.

The EPA said in a statement that Tesla will take specific steps to properly manage hazardous wastes at its factory after unannounced inspections in 2017 to its Fremont, Calif., factory.

The EPA said Tesla had failed to comply with air emissions standards for equipment leaks and management requirements for generators of hazardous wastes, according to the report.

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