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  • FAA Wants To Fine MIT $175,000
    Posted by Frank Jackman 4:30 PM on Sep 02, 2011

    FAA Friday said it is proposing to fine MIT -- yes, that MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; home to some of the world's greatest minds -- $175,000 for allegedly violating hazardous material transportation rules. FAA says that two years ago, MIT tried to ship by air a fiberboard box containing 33 electronic devices, each consisting of a lithium batter attached to a circuit board and a tube-like container, to Seattle from Cambridge, Mass. The box was was discovered with smoke and flames coming from it while it was moving on a conveyor at the FedEx sorting facility in Medford, Mass., FAA says.

    Tags: tw99, FAA, MIT

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