Press Release – FAA Proposes $91,000 Civil Penalty Against Amazon.com for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $91,000 civil penalty against Amazon.com, Inc., for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The FAA alleges that on May 7, 2016, Amazon offered an undeclared hazardous material shipment to FedEx for air transportation from Hebron, Kentucky to Marshall, Minnesota.

The agency further alleges the shipment contained one 2.5 gallon plastic container of toxic Clear Diesel Fuel and Tank Cleaner, Concentrated Formula. Employees at FedExs sort facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, discovered the shipment was leaking.

The FAA alleges that the shipment was not accompanied by a shippers declaration for dangerous goods; …read more

Source: http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=21354&omniRss=press_releasesAoc&cid=102_P_R

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