September 7, 2012 12:43 pm
Wheelabrator Technologies, the company looking to operate a waste-to-energy incinerator in Frederick County, paid $7,579,000 in fines and settlements last year for violations at plants around the country.
Leading the list was a $7.5 million agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to settle a lawsuit that alleged violations at three of Wheelabrator’s municipal waste incinerators in that state.
The deal, announced by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in May 2011, cited cases of improperly treating and disposing of ash and other violations of the Clean Water Act.
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