Say 12 tonnes of hazardous waste operational
0 Comment(s) 7228 View(s) Dangerous Goods
Operating on Eighth National Transport and Transboundary Movement of Materials, Substances and Hazardous Waste 2015 was held on 22 and 23 October this year, in which a total of 31 thousand 123 tonnes of goods were revised.
Profepa instituted 11 administrative procedures to impose corrective technical measures to minimize risk and avoid environmental pollution problem, in addition to financial penalties under environmental laws are coming. During coordinated by the Deputy Industrial Inspection Profepa operating, five thousand 132 shipments were reviewed, of which four thousand 225 were for freight vehicles checked in 84 carters points and 907 containers in maritime customs, border and inland.
The purpose of such operations is to ensure that the substances, materials and wastes are transported properly throughout the national territory, in compliance with environmental obligations. He said that 10.7 tons of hazardous waste were transferred by companies that did not meet the provisions of the Environmental Law, the chain of custody called manifesto delivery, transport and reception of these, with which it is shown that the handling during transport and fate is authorized by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) companies.
Operating focused on detecting illegal trade in hazardous waste through unauthorized for this purpose, identify irregularities in the transport of hazardous materials and substances and ensure environmentally sound management of these companies.
Operating participated in the Profepa inspectors 290, 128 of the Federal Police (PF); 34 elements of the state police and eight municipal; 114 of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA); 14 of the Navy (SEMAR); six of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and 91 elements of the General Administration of Customs.
For a waste to be considered hazardous to appear in Mexican Official Standard NOM-052- SEMARNAT-2005 have some of the characteristics as corrosivity, reactivity, flammability and toxicity as well as packaging, containers, packaging that have contained and contaminated soil these wastes.
Besides the Federal Criminal Code in its Article 414 specifies that a sentence of one to nine years in prison and three hundred to three thousand days of fine produce, store, traffic, import or export, transport, abandon, discard, download will be imposed, or performing any other activity with hazardous substances. And Article 420 quater of the order states that sentence of one to four years in prison and fined three thousand three hundred days, who transport or agree to be imposed, authorizes or orders to be carried any residue considered hazardous to a destination for which no authorization to receive, store, dispose of or leave is taken.