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MassDEP has approved the company's proposals to stage ash residue on the landfill before transport off-site, and to place some additional fill in two valleys on the landfill.

Latest Information

On April 9, 2018, MassDEP issued a Final Decision on WSI’s application for a Major Modification (Partial Valley Fill Project). The Final Decision allows WSI to place additional ash fill in two valleys within the limit of the landfill, subject to specific conditions. MassDEP also executed an eleventh Amendment to the Consent Order, which includes required mitigation. 

Final Decision & Attachments (including Fact Sheet & Response to Comments)

Amendment 11 to the Consent Order

Transcript of the November 2017 Public Hearing

Major Modification of the Ash Landfill

On November 1, 2017, MassDEP issued for Public Comment a Provisional Decision on WSI's application for a Major Permit Modification (Valley Fill Project). As drafted, the Provisional Decision would allow WSI to place additional ash fill in two valleys within the limits of the landfill, subject to specific conditions.

For additional information, see the WSI web site.

Minor Permit Modification for Ash Staging & Transport

On November 1, 2017, MassDEP issued a Final Decision on WSI's application for a Minor Permit Modification (Staging & Transport Project). The Final Decision allowed WSI to temporarily stage ash residue within the limits of the landfill for transport to off-site ash management facilities, subject to specific conditions.

For additional information, see the WSI web site.

Public Participation, Comments & Inquiries

MassDEP established this web page to provide As part of a concerted effort to provide for ample public review of and comment on WSI's applications. The agency has distributed hard copies of relevant documents to:

Saugus Public Library
295 Central Street 
Saugus, MA

Revere Public Library
179 Beach Street
Revere, MA

MassDEP has also established a list of interested persons. To be added to the list, ask questions, or submit comments, please email: wheelabratorsaugus.massdep@mass.gov

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