Firms Face FAA Penalties For Shipping Hazardous Chemicals

The FAA has proposed imposing civil penalties amounting to $139,000 on two US companies for shipping hazardous substances without the correct labelling. Atlantic Technical Systems faces paying out $76,000 for shipping three containers filled with isopropyl alcohol via FedEx. The four-litre containers were discovered when FedEx employees noticed it was leaking at a sorting office. Isopropyl alcohol is considered a flammable, hazardous material. Meanwhile, the FAA is proposing a $63,000 penalty is paid by Hixwood Metal for attempting to ship an industrial lubricant via UPS without correctly labelling the container. The FAA also alleges that Hixwood did not provide adequate training for employees on shipping hazardous materials. 

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