Monday, January 17, 2011

Waste Management Agrees to $12,000 Supplemental Environmental Project to Settle State Enforcement Action

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., Case No. PCB 11-14, which concerned the defendant's municipal solid waste landfill located at 10400 Hillstown Road in Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois.

The State alleged that the defendant violated the Illinois Environmental Protection Act by by failing to collect and contain litter from the site by the end of each operating day, failing to properly cover refuse, accepting landscape waste and used or waste tires for final disposal at the facility, designating a Chief Operator who serves in that capacity at two or more waste disposal sites, failing to keep groundwater monitoring wells covered with vented caps and equipped with devices to protect against tampering and damage, and failing to properly record information and observations derived from random inspections.

Under the terms of the settlement, the defendant admits to the alleged violations and agrees to undertake a supplemental environmental project with a settlement value of $12,000, consisting of providing landfill disposal space to the State.

Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments.

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