Utah hazardous waste incinerator faces penalties

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  • zzz
    Oct. 5, 2009 7:26 p.m.

    It was my understanding that the lay-off was a result of the economy that we have all felt and that the individuals who were "canned" were let go because of their failure to follow procedures. People not following procedures is probably why they are looking at this penalty in the first place. Why wouldn't Clean Harbors discipline individuals who put the environment at risk?
    Thank you, Clean Harbors. It is a tough (and apparently unpopular) job, but someone has to do it.

  • xxx
    Oct. 1, 2009 4:01 p.m.

    New businesses that moved into Tooele County several years ago hired away many of the plant's employees, (cleanharbors) more like they canned them or layed them off
    the company has spent nearly a million dollars to boost salaries
    I have worked there for several years and I have not seen a raise since I was hired on and the morale sucks cause they push to the point to where someone could get hurt and then push some more I think if they was to pay there guys a few more or stop hiring people at a higher pay scale and take care of there old hands they might start a turn around and boost morale make people care about there job and take some pride in there work

  • gadfly
    Sept. 23, 2009 5:06 p.m.

    I have two questions: why is there so little media coverage on stories like this? Why is there no "pro activism" by the company and regulators to prevent this in the first place? The fine is not big enough make a difference to the over all profits of Clean Harbors. The real victims are the workers, environment, and public. When fines start to affect the bottom line companies will improve their business practices.

  • Old guy
    Sept. 22, 2009 7:10 a.m.

    We have a goal to clean up the environment. That is exactly what this company is doing. Where would the Utah waste go if Aragonite was not there to manage it? This is the most heavily regulated industry in America. Of course there will be technical violations. Thanks, Clean Harbors, for doing the job you do.

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 21, 2009 6:36 p.m.

    I'm am really glad that they finally got fined. It's really sad when they only get fined $5,000 when they almost kill an employee. But at least they are getting what the should have gotten over three years ago. I'm sure that some of these penalties are finally catching up to them.

  • Disappointed
    Sept. 21, 2009 4:31 p.m.

    Is there no one out there that is grateful someone wants to get rid of this kind of waste instead of letting it pile up in the alley behind the company that produced it?

  • Mark Randall
    Sept. 21, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    very negative working enviroment...

  • Mark Randall
    Sept. 21, 2009 12:35 p.m.

    starting in Tooele...

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 21, 2009 12:33 p.m.

    That combination didnt help me much Phillip..May I suggest??