Perform operation against mismanagement of hazardous waste
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Among these wastes, used batteries, oil, spent lubricating oils and dielectrics with possibilities of containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are found.
The Federal Attorney General for Environmental Protection, said the operation was conducted on 23 and 24 July; They participated 131 elements 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.
He explained in a statement that total 21,600 tonnes of materials, substances, hazardous waste and other goods were reviewed.
He added that 4,693 units, of which 3,439 were commercial vehicles in highway 94 points were examined; and 1,254 containers in 23 country customs.
In addition, PROFEPA detected in 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.
He stressed that 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.