EPA fines former Bay Area company

The Associated Press
Tuesday October 08, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Sunday fined a former Petaluma optical company almost $35,000 for hazardous waste storage and record keeping violations. 

EPA inspectors cited Scientific Optical Laboratory of Australia International for storing hazardous waste without a permit, failing to label containers properly, and for not keeping training records or an updated hazardous waste contingency plan. 

The violations were discovered at the company’s Petaluma facility in 2000. The company has since shut down the facility and relocated it to Mexico.