For Immediate Release - April 18, 2014

Hudson Machine Shop Assessed $6,055 Penalty for Violating State Hazardous Waste Requirements

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued a $6,055 penalty to SP Machine, Inc., doing business as the Tessier Machine Company, Inc., for violating state Hazardous Waste regulations. Tessier Machine Co. operates a metal machining facility at 571 Main Street in Hudson.

During a routine inspection conducted in June 2013, MassDEP personnel observed that the company had accumulated hazardous waste in excess of timeframes allowed under its registered status and failed to comply with other hazardous waste management requirements. In a consent order, the company agreed to comply with all applicable requirements and pay the $6,055 penalty.

"Once notified of the violations, the company immediately took steps to attain compliance," 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.

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