University has paid an additional $8,500 to the Environmental
Protection Agency to settle alleged violations of hazardous
EPA cited the University for generating and storing hazardous
waste without a permit at labs and collection centers around Grounds.
In January, the University paid a $25,490 penalty for failing
to develop and keep on site an oil spill prevention plan for above-ground
oil tanks with a combined capacity of nearly 100,000 gallons.
addition to the fines, U.Va. submitted a spill prevention plan
and certified it would comply with EPA rules.
fines resulted from inspections the EPA and the state Department
of Environmental Quality conducted in June and September 1999.
part of the settlement, the University neither admitted nor denied
liability for the alleged violations.