Profepa detected 86 tons of hazardous waste operational
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The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) said that among those highlighted waste water contaminated with oil and used lead-acid batteries and catalysts, oils and lubricants, among others, resulting in the initiation of 14 administrative procedures.
As part of these actions made on 28 and 29 September with the support of 190 members of the Federal, state and municipal police officers and 59 officials of the General Administration of Customs.
In addition 47 members of the secretariats of National Defense (Sedema), Marina (Semar) and Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and 319 Profepa inspectors participated.
Four thousand 124 units were checked, of which three thousand 161 vehicles are revised along highway 92 points cargo; while 963 containers were inspected in 14 customs posts, seven marine and four airport.
Proper transfer of 13 thousand 927 tons of hazardous materials and substances was monitored and two thousand 349 tons of hazardous waste, he added the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection in a statement.
Similarly, the transfer of 12 thousand 847 tons of other goods not covered by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) was verified, giving a total of 29 thousand 123 tons.
Profepa noted that in California detected in the toll booth Mexicali-La Rumorosa a truck in which around 133 used automotive batteries, containing acid and leads that were transported without a permit were transported.
Therefore, he proceeded to the precautionary seizure of the batteries to avoid possible ecological risk, while the pilot and copilot were made available to the Federal Public Prosecutor based in the city of Tecate, Baja California.