Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay a $468,600 civil penalty to settle self-disclosed violations of federal environmental regulations discovered at 655 facilities in 42 states.
Verizon voluntarily entered into a corporate audit agreement with US EPA and conducted environmental compliance audits at more than 25,000 facilities nation-wide. The Environmental Appeals Board at EPA has approved an administrative settlement resolving violations Verizon found through its compliance audits.
Verizon audited facilities that include cell towers, mobile switch centers, call centers, and administrative offices. As a result of its audit, the company reported violations of clean water, clean air, and emergency planning and preparedness regulations to EPA.
More information on Verizon settlement: http://yosemite.epa.gov/oa/EAB_Web_Docket.nsf/a32958a86c47d3d485256fc70049e837/6540198130b39d968525767900628994!OpenDocument