Hybrid Plastics pays hazardous waste fines

Hybrid Plastics pays hazardous waste fines

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hybrid Plastics makes molecularly enhanced plastics and is paying a $15,000 civil fine over hazardous waste violations.

The Hattiesburg based company has agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

According to an order published by MDEQ on Nov. 14, 2014, Hybrid Plastics failed to properly label hazardous waste drums, stored waste for longer than 90 days without a permit, failed to provide adequate hazardous waste training for employees, and failed to provide secure storage area.

Michael Carr, Hybrid Plastics' director of commercial products, signed the order on Oct. 30, 2014, agreeing to waive hearing rights and pay the fine.

The order states that Hybrid Plastics has developed and implemented a Hazardous Waste management System for achieving and maintaining compliance with all hazardous waste generator requirements.

Hybrid Plastic's factory is located in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park.

To view Hybrid Plastics' response to the fines, click here.