"Utah Hazardous Waste Incinerator Faces Penalties"

"An incinerator that burns hazardous material from Utah and around the West is facing more than $500,000 in penalties for environmental violations.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued 48 violations against Clean Harbors Aragonite LLC in Utah's West Desert for problems in 2007-08.

Ten of the violations had a "major" potential for harm, including several fires at the facility. It is Utah's only large-scale incinerator for hazardous materials.

In a deal scheduled to be formally adopted next month, the DEQ is proposing that the company face $519,697 in penalties. That includes a cash payment of $153,000 and requirements to do several projects meant to benefit the environment and resolve ongoing problems at the site."

Mike Start reports for the Associated Press September 21, 2009.

Source: AP, 09/22/2009