- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State environmental officials have issued penalties to two Delaware hospitals for hazardous waste violations.

Officials say Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover and St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington for hazardous waste violations have 30 days to appeal the penalty orders.

Kent General has been ordered to pay a penalty of more than $73,000 and just over $11,000 in cost recovery after environmental officials identified 22 violations regarding handling of pharmaceutical wastes.

St. Francis has been ordered to pay a penalty of just over $13,000 and nearly $2,000 in cost recovery after inspector found 10 violations regarding handling of pharmaceutical wastes and aerosol cans and improperly disposal of pharmaceutical wastes.

Officials say both facilities have since come into compliance.

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