Shipping company FedEx will pay $1.75 million to settle suits brought over alleged illegal transportation and storage of hazardous waste, as well as unlawful business practices.
The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, along with several other district attorney’s offices in California, filed a civil enforcement action against FedEx Ground Package System Inc.
FedEx Ground disputed the claims, but the company was cooperative in the investigation and it has corrected all of the alleged violations, investigators said.
FedEx Ground agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties; $155,000 in investigative costs to the involved agencies; $85,000 for environmental programs, and will spend $10,000 toward working with its customers on a waste minimization program.
Fresno County will receive $187,500 in costs and penalties.
The stipulated judgment covers all 36 FedEx ground facilities in California and provides that FedEx Ground will be bound by the terms of a permanent injunction requiring compliance with California’s hazardous waste and hazardous materials laws.
FedEx Ground has not admitted any violations of the law.