Froedtert Health to pay $360K in hazardous waste disposal settlement

Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health will pay $360,000 in forfeitures, court costs and attorney fees in a settlement linked to the disposal of hazardous waste from Froedtert Hospital, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The hospital improperly disposed of pharmaceutical hazardous waste as solid waste from at least 2013 until 2016, the state attorney general's office found.

Additionally, it failed to properly prepare and keep documents and records of hazardous waste solvents or give sufficient training on managing hazardous waste, the attorney general's office said.

"A healthy environment matters to us and to our community," Froedtert Health said in a statement obtained by the Journal Sentinel. "When concerns were brought to our attention that Froedtert Hospital was not disposing of pharmaceutical hazardous waste according to DNR [Department of Natural Resources] regulations, we took prompt action to correct the situation."

Froedtert Health did not admit liability in the settlement, which was approved in Milwaukee County court.

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