Dry cleaning company faces federal charge for moving hazardous waste without permit

The front of the warehouse of Young Laundry and Dry Cleaning from a photo taken in September, 2012 (photo from Yelp)
[hawaiinewsnow.com – 2021.10.27] The company that owned Young Laundry and Dry Cleaning in 2016 is facing a federal charge for transporting hazardous waste without a manifest.

The US Attorney’s Office said the US Dry Cleaning Corporation stored 35 drums of perchloroethylene at its former plant on Auiki Street and moved it to another location without a permit.

The toxic chemical is used for dry cleaning and degreasing metals.

The charge is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

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