Holliston Manufacturing Company Assessed a $4,260 Penalty for Violating Environmental Requirements
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $4,260 penalty to LEWA, Inc. of Holliston for violating Hazardous Waste Management and Title 5 regulations. Pumps that are manufactured elsewhere are tested and repaired at the company's 132 Hopping Brook Road facility.
During an inspection of the facility conducted by MassDEP in February of 2012, it was determined that the company failed to post a sign in the waste oil accumulation area, properly mark and label satellite hazardous waste and waste oil containers, and clearly delineate its waste oil accumulation area. The company also generated hazardous waste materials in excess of its registered status, and discharged industrial wastewater to an on-site septic system.
In a consent order with MassDEP, the company agreed to comply with all applicable requirements and pay the $4,260 penalty.
"The company acted very quickly to comply with applicable regulations once notified of the violations," said Lee Dillard Adams, director of MassDEP's Central Regional Office in Worcester.
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.