PD: Hazardous materials removed from PHX company

Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 13:26:58-05

Phoenix authorities helped serve an "administrative warrant" at a metal-working business Friday for failing to properly store or mark hazardous materials.

Police Sgt. Trent Crump said over the last several months officials have visited Papago Plating and told the owners that their chemicals were non-compliant with city regulations.

Crump said officials tried to get the business to voluntarily comply, but that did not happen, so a warrant was sought to get the chemicals removed.

Issues consisted with how the chemicals were stored, marked and the amount of materials the business had.

Crump said Phoenix Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team would be going in to test the materials to figure out exactly what they are.

A hired private contractor will then come in and safety remove the materials. That process could take a couple days, said Crump.

Police said all of the materials are contained within the building near 24th Street and Washington and there is not an immediate concern to the community. No businesses or homes nearby have been evacuated.

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