Profepa detected irregular handling 53 tons of hazardous waste in 6th national operational
0 Comment(s) 15707 View(s) Dangerous Goods
Therefore federal PROFEPA inspectors opened 10 administrative procedures in the states of Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Morelos and Zacatecas; Also, one person was made available to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) in the state of Nuevo Leon.
During the Sixth National Hazardous Waste Operations that took place on 23 and 24 July, they were attended by 131 members of the Federal Police; 66 troopers and 13 municipal; and 87 items of the Customs Authority.
In addition, 148 members of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) and 7 of the Navy Secretariat (SEMAR); he also had nine officials from the Attorney General's Office (PGR) and a total of 194 federal inspectors from PROFEPA.
It notes that total 21,600 tonnes of materials, substances, hazardous waste and other goods were reviewed.
To do PROFEPA inspected 8,455 tons of hazardous materials and substances, as well as 3,255 tons of hazardous waste and 9,890 tons of other goods.
4,693 units, of which 3,439 were cargo vehicles highway 94 points were also examined; and 1,254 containers in 23 country customs.
Additionally, this Attorney detected in the state of Zacatecas, irregular transport of sodium hypochlorite solution, considered as hazardous substance in the solid state is very unstable. Due to its characteristics is used as disinfectant and bleaching.
The above substance was transported without authorization issued by the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), for which he was referred to the appropriate agency.
The overall objective of the National Hazardous Waste Operations is to inhibit the trafficking of these and foster a culture of compliance with environmental legislation in the transport of such waste.
PROFEPA verifies proper operation of the transport of hazardous waste that are detected during national operations and the movement of materials, substances and hazardous waste in road points; and monitors the acts of authority established during the operation.