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Five Los Cabo hotels fined for mishandling of hazardous waste

La Paz, Baja California Sur — Profepa has fined five hotels in Baja California Sur for mishandling hazardous waste.

The companies that were fined failed to comply with the environmental obligations established in the legislation that regulates the management of hazardous waste. For their failure to comply, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection financially sanctioned five hotels in the Municipality of Los Cabos, who will have to pay a fine of 1.3 million peso.

Head of Profepa Las Cabo, Saúl Colín Ortiz, said the federal agency also ordered them to take corrective measures to comply with the law. The sanctioned hotels are Cabo Azul Resort, the Resort at Pedregal, Treasure of Los Cabos, Kristal Grand Los Cabos and Dreams Los Cabos.

The federal official said that each of these companies failed to comply with their obligations regarding hazardous waste, since none of them had a registry of a hazardous waste before Semarnat.

The also failed to store the waste properly. For the temporary storage of hazardous waste, none of them were packaged, identified, classified or labeled as required by environmental law that states they should be labeled as dangerous, hazardous waste, biohazard waste or toxic waste.