A North Adams company has been assessed a $15,000 penalty by the the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for violating state regulations governing hazardous waste management.

During an inspection, Gem Environmental was found to be acting as an unlicensed storage facility and transported hazardous waste without having a license, according to a statement from MassDEP. Inspectors also identified a number of violations related to the management of hazardous waste.

The company, on Union Street, is a consultant and contractor offering services such as mold remediation, asbestos and lead abatement, hazmat removal, and more, according to its website.

Gem Environmental fully cooperated with the investigation and took action to correct the violations, the statement said. The company must pay $8,000 of the assessed penalty, with $7,000 suspended pending the company's compliance with the terms of a consent order.

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