Two companies receive fines for hazmat violations
The US DoT’s federal aviation administration (FAA) proposes a USD 50,000 civil penalty against Debmed USA, based in Charlotte NC, for allegedly violating the hazardous materials regulations.
Further to the FAA, on 22 June 2016, 142 lithium metal batteries were offered to American Airlines (AA) for transportation from Dallas-Fort Worth TX to San Francisco CA in the checked baggage of a Debmed employee.
In another case, the FAA wants to impose a fine of USD 54,000 on Interscience, located in Saint-Nom-la-Breteche (France). The FAA alleges that on 21 December 2016, the French company offered six plastic bottles of flammable liquid disinfectant spray to AA for shipment from Toulouse (France) to Nuevo Leon (Mexico). Workers at the airline's cargo facility at DFW airport discovered the shipment. (ah)