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Oct 14, 2016

AMAZON FINED AGAIN * USA: by Hazardous shipments

* DC - Safety Regulators fine Amazon again. Retailer improperly shipped dangerous goods on aircraft


--- For the fourth time in as many months, U.S. aviation safety regulators have proposed a fine on Amazon.com Inc. for allegedly shipping hazardous materials by aircraft... According to the Federal Aviation Administration, in August 2015 FedEx Corp. workers at a sorting facility in Cary, Ill., discovered a leaking package that held two 14-ounce bottles of a flammable, ethanol-based hair tonic. The shipment, which was flown from Ruskin, Fla., to Algonquin, Ill., wasn’t packaged or marked properly to show it contained hazardous material, the FAA alleges, and shipping papers didn’t provide required details, including emergency response information... The agency proposed a $78,000 civil penalty against Amazon for the incident, adding to three other fines of $350,000, $78,000 and $52,000 that regulators proposed in June for similar violations... 
(Photo by EMILY BERL / The WSJ - An Amazon warehouse in Inglewood, Calif., where delivery vans are part of the company’s growing effort to build its own package-handling network)   --  Washington, DC, USA - The WSJ, by ERICA E. PHILLIPS - Oct. 12, 2016

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