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Firm’s oversight leads to violation at landfill

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors (BOS) has been told the county’s closed landfill at Stormont is in compliance with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) groundwater monitoring regulations.

Middlesex County operated an “unlined” landfill at Stormont from 1971 to 1993, and is required by DEQ to regularly monitor groundwater to determine if there has been any release of contaminants into the ground.

Mike Fiore, president of Resource International Ltd. of Ashland, the firm hired to monitor the landfill, reported at the October 9 BOS meeting that the landfill is in compliance with DEQ regulations even though Middlesex had recently received a “notice of violation.” The notice of violation stemmed from Resource International Ltd. neglecting to do some samplings in 2016, said Fiore, who added there was confusion at the time.

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posted 10.18.2017

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