For Immediate Release - August 12, 2014

Niagara Thermal Products Pays $5,500 Penalty for Violating Environmental Requirements at Hudson Facility

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Niagara Thermal Products, LLC $5,500 for violating state Hazardous Waste and Industrial Wastewater regulations at its aluminum fabrication facility, located at 18 Robert Bonazzoli Ave. in Hudson.

In January 2013, a MassDEP inspector observed that the company, doing business as J. Kittredge, a Division of Niagara Thermal Products, Inc., had accumulated hazardous waste in excess of the time period allowed for a Small Quantity Generator of Hazardous Waste, failed to comply with numerous other hazardous waste management requirements and to submit a compliance certification for its industrial wastewater discharge.

In a consent order with MassDEP, the company agreed to maintain compliance with applicable regulations and pay the penalty.  

"Once notified of the violations, the company took swift action 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.