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Press Release

April 09, 2003
Many Excavating, Inc.

WATERBURY- Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Elizabeth McLain today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation in the town of Huntington, involving Many Excavating, Inc. The settlement includes a $1,250 penalty and $4,000 supplemental environmental project.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that Many Excavating, Inc., in the course of doing business, caused a stream bank to collapse into the Huntington River. This occurred while this company was draining a pond and resulted in a significant discharge into the river.

The matter came to light as a result of a citizen complaint about high turbidity in the Huntington River which was subsequently investigated by Environmental Enforcement Officer Sean McVeigh. After the investigation was completed, Many Excavating, Inc. was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter. It also took steps to stabilize the stream bank.

The settlement was reduced to an assurance of discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on April 4, 2003. In it, Many Excavating, Inc. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1,250 and fun a $4,000 supplemental environmental project.

Involved Program: Water Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation

Environmental Enforcement Officer: Sean McVeigh
For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Gary Kessler at 802-241-3820 or email to gary.kessler@state.vt.us

 

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