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Property Company from Dudley Assessed $9,750 Penalty by MassDEP for Violating Wetland Regulations at Southbridge Property 

8/15/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Work in Riverfront Area involved grading and filling activities and installing a stormwater outfall

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Assist Local Water Quality Management Efforts 

8/07/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Projects selected include communities of Athol, Braintree Great Barrington, Natick, Palmer and Quincy.

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Holyoke Country Club Fined $15,425 for Air Pollution Control, Hazardous Waste and Underground Storage Tank Violations 

7/30/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Facility failed to install the required vapor-recovery system on an underground gasoline storage tank

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Storm Damage Cleanup in Wetland Resource Areas - Barnstable County Tornado - Emergency Declaration 

7/29/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

An Emergency Declaration to facilitate speedy recovery in Harwich, Yarmouth, Chatham and Dennis from damage caused by the tornado on July 23, 2019.

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MassDEP Penalizes Fairhaven Resident $46,950 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations at his Bella Vista Island Property 

7/25/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Violations included the construction of 93 linear feet of new unpermitted seawall and 170 feet of improperly reconstructed seawall.

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Xenos Custom Builders Assessed $7,425 Penalty by MassDEP for Violating Wetland Regulations during Housing Construction Project in Holden 

7/24/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Turbid stormwater from site discharged into a wetland resource area and tributary of the Wachusett Reservoir water supply.

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Railroad Companies Assessed $20,000 Penalty for Environmental Violations at Train Facility in Worcester 

7/23/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Companies admitted failure to limit residential use of property as required in a previous agreement

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Kathleen Baskin Appointed Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Water Resources at MassDEP 

7/23/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

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AG Healey Co-leads Multistate Settlement with American Electric Power to Improve Air Quality 

7/19/2019 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Settlement Secures Funds for Clean Air Projects in Massachusetts and Requires Reductions of Pollution from Midwest Power Plants

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AG's Office Resolves Claims of Illegal Asbestos Work at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree  

6/27/2019 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Contractors Involved in Project Agree to Penalties, Worker Screenings; Archdiocese Agrees to Comprehensive Review of Asbestos in its Schools

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Massachusetts Environmental Officials Present ‘Green Team’ Awards to Massachusetts Schools 

6/21/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

MassDEP Recognizes Young Environmental Stewardship Educational Activities

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MassDEP Assesses $136,500 Penalty to Southbridge Landfill Operator for Nuisance Odor, Solid Waste and Stormwater Discharge Violations 

6/17/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Violations relate to off-site odors, incomplete cover of solid waste, stormwater discharge, and erosion controls.

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MassDEP Assesses $9,503 Penalty to Allegro MicroSystems for Hazardous Waste Disposal Violations at Former Microchip Facility in Worcester 

6/14/2019 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Company was in the process of closing the facility and was inventorying and disposing of chemicals

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Local Companies Settle Claims of Illegal Dumping in Protected Wetlands and Rare Species Habitat 

6/11/2019 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Settlements Include up to $250,000 in Civil Penalties and Require Wetland Restoration and Clean-Up

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