Profepa detected 35 tons of hazardous waste during fourth national operational
The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), identified the irregular handling 35 tons of hazardous waste, mainly used lead-acid batteries (known as BUPA's), solvents and used oils, impregnated biological-infectious hazardous solid waste and waste contaminated with oils and fats.
Above, during the 4th National Operating on Transport and Transboundary Movement of materials, substances and hazardous waste this year, held on 21 and May 22, 2015, through which the environmentally sound management of a total of verified 10,809 tons of hazardous materials and substances, as well as 3,766 tons of hazardous waste, which gives a total of 14, 575 tons.
During this 4th Operative, who led the Deputy Industrial Inspection PROFEPA, a total of 4,703 transport units, of which 3,783 were commercial vehicles inspected at highway 60 points set up throughout the country were reviewed and 920 cargo containers located in 18 Customs (8 border, 7 and 3 maritime airport).
The central purpose of these operations is to verify and ensure the transport of hazardous waste, regardless of its size, is in strict compliance with current environmental legislation and that the transboundary movement, whether for import or export is carried out according to environmental obligations that Mexico must meet both its domestic legislation and international conventions to which it is signatory.
Thus PROFEPA identified and prevented the entry of hazardous wastes into the country, which claimed to be imported without authorization. It also found 14 vehicles on the country presenting some irregularities.
Such anomalies are: no valid policy against environmental damage; lack of contingency plan for hazardous waste management; and lack of authorization for the transport of hazardous waste issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
Not considered hazardous waste is also transported in the authorization; and origin of hazardous waste because they did not present delivery manifests, transport and reception of these will not be credited.
In the State of Puebla 158 vehicles were checked in two strategic highway points detected two non severe anomalies.
During this operation he had the support of elements of the Federal Police (PF) and state and municipal police forces, as well as the General Administration of Customs. Supported by staff from the Ministries of National Defense (SEDENA), Marina (SEMAR) and Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) was also taken.
The coordinated efforts of all agencies involved allows PROFEPA review, simultaneously, an average of 7 cargo vehicles per hour in each of road points in the 32 states and three cargo containers per hour in each of 18 customs offices.
With this operating PROFEPA, the Federal Police, state and municipal police and SEDENA, ensured along 7,500 km of road safe transportation of materials, substances and hazardous waste to prevent this risk to health and the environment.