• MA NRD All Case Settlements

    To date, the Commonwealth has successfully negotiated NRD settlements with industrial polluters at 10 hazardous waste sites.
  • New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site NRD Settlement

    Restoration is underway at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site to address injuries to sediments, water column, wildlife, and fisheries, which have been highly contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as a result of industrial discharges into the harbor.
  • Charles George Reclamation Trust Landfill Superfund Site NRD Settlement

    In 1992 the State and Federal Trustees settled natural resource damage claims with the potentially responsible parties at the Charles George Reclamation Trust Landfill Superfund Site. The total recovery of damages and future oversight expenses for all the Trustees was $1,353,440.
  • PSC Resources Superfund Site NRD Settlement

    In 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as Trustee settled NRD claims with the Potentially Responsible Parties and recovered $157,256.00 for site restoration, site assessment, and future oversight expenses, which was to be expended jointly with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for wetland creation or enhancement activities and performance monitoring of the sites to assure success.
  • Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Superfund Site NRD Settlement

    In 1998, State and Federal natural resource Trustees entered into a NRD settlement, recovering approximately $3 million for natural resources injured, destroyed, or lost by the release of hazardous substances from or at the Nyanza Site.
  • Hallmark / Mystic River Oil Spill NRD Settlement

    In 1999, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts reached a settlement agreement with Hallmark Health System for a total of $26,801.97.
  • General Electric / Housatonic River RCRA Site NRD Settlement

    In an October 2000 Consent Decree, General Electric agreed to clean up and/or pay for the actual remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) releases from the General Electric facility to the Housatonic River. As part of this Consent Decree, General Electric paid over $15 million in natural resource damages (NRD).
  • North River / Colrain Acid Spill NRD Settlement

    In 2003, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts reached a settlement agreement with operator of the tank truck, Normand Simard Transport, Inc., and the company that supplied the chemical tank, Somavrav, Inc., for a total of $150,000. As natural resource Trustee, EEA recovered $30,000.
  • TV / Posavina Oil Spill NRD Settlement

    In 2004, State and Federal natural resource Trustees entered into a proposed settlement with Sociedad Naviera Ultragas, Ltd., the Responsible Party under OPA for the T/V Posavina oil spill, to implement restoration projects.
  • Holyoke Coal Tar Site NRD Settlement

    In 2004, state and federal natural resource Trustees reached a settlement agreement with the Holyoke Gas & Electric Department and the Holyoke Water Company for natural resource damages in the amount of $500,000.
  • Textron Systems Corp. / Mass. Military Reservation NRD Settlement

    In October 2007, State and Federal Trustees entered into a $1.3 Million Natural Resource Damages (NRD) settlement with Textron Systems Corporation (TSC) , a defense contractor that conducted weapons testing in a section of the Massachusetts Military Reservation.