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Corporation Fined for Illegally Transporting Hazardous Waste

MHI, Inc. the corporate owner of Lauderdale Yacht Basin in Fort Lauderdale, FL pled guilty and was sentenced in U.S. District Court to charges of transporting hazardous waste without a permit. The marina transported approximately six 65-gallon containers of ignitable waste, including paint thinners and acetones used to clean and refurbish boats. The judge ordered $50,000 in community service payments with $25,000 each to the Environmental Investigations Units of the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff’s Department. OIG investigated the case with EPA-CID, DCIS, FBI and Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami-Dade Police Department.