MassDEP Assesses $60,000 Penalty to Foxboro Company for Violating Solid Waste Management Regulations at Barre Landfill
BOSTON - Resource Control, Inc. (RCI) of Foxboro has been assessed a $60,000 penalty for violating solid waste regulations at their Barre (Martone) Landfill facility at 99 Barre Depot Road in Barre.
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) regulations require compliance with permit conditions and approved operating procedures. During site inspections in April and October of 2015, MassDEP inspectors observed numerous environmental violations, including disrepair of facility stormwater channels and migration of sediment off-site to the Ware River, disposal of liquid waste, and damage to a silt fence around an existing cover repair project.
RCI has implemented measures to prevent another migration of sediment off-site, has had no recurrences and has returned to compliance by replacing the silt fence and repairing the stormwater swale.
In a recent consent order, the company agreed to comply with the applicable regulations and pay $15,000 of the penalty. The remaining amount, $45,000, will be directed towards the transfer of 3.57 acres of landfill property RCI owns to the Town of Barre under MassDEP's policy for Supplemental Environmental Projects. The transferred property will allow the town to expand its existing facility for composting and recycling operations.
"Solid Waste permits ensure practices and procedures that protect human health and the environment," said Mary Jude Pigsley, director of MassDEP's Central Regional Office in Worcester. "This enforcement action ensures that corrective and preventive measures are in place to protect surface water resources."
MassDEP is responsible for ensuring clean air and water, safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
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