Honeywell International Inc. was fined $11.8 million on Friday after pleading guilty to a felony count of knowingly storing hazardous waste in southern Illinois without a permit, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Nearly 7,500 illegally stored drums that contained radioactive and hazardous waste were found in April 2009 when agents with the Environmental Protection Agency searched a Honeywell facility in Metropolis, federal officials said. EPA officials said the storage practice put employees at risk of exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials.
Excerpt, Honeywell fined $11.8M for illegal hazardous waste, Associated Press, Associated Press, Mar. 11, 2011