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Tesla pays $ 31,000 to settle US EPA's hazardous waste claims



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WASHINGTON (Reuters) ̵

1; Tesla Inc pays $ 31,000 fine and buys $ 55,000 in emergency relief equipment for a California city under one Settled with the Environmental Protection Agency over the prohibition of hazardous waste at its car factory, the government said Monday.

EPA stated in a statement that Tesla will take concrete steps for proper handling of hazardous waste at the factory after unannounced inspections in 2017 to its Fremont, California factory. The EPA said that Tesla had not complied with air emission standards for equipment leaks and management requirements for generators of hazardous waste.

Tesla said in a statement that since the 2017 inspections "all holes identified in the inspection have been resolved by Tesla."

Tesla will provide at least $ 55,000 emergency equipment to the city of Fremont Fire Department as part of the settlement.

Report by David Shepardson in Washington; Editing by James Dalgleish

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