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Department of Environmental Conservation
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Press Release

August 30, 2007
A.B.L.E. Waste Management Inc.

WATERBURY- Agency of Natural Resources Secretary George Crombie today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving A.B.L.E. Waste Management, Inc. This company operates a solid waste hauling and storage facility in Plymouth. The settlement includes a $4,000 penalty and a $7,500 supplemental environmental project.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that A.B.L.E. Waste Management, Inc., in the course of doing business, did not have a permit for their sorting and storage facility. Once notified of this failure A.B.L.E. Waste Management, Inc. immediately removed all waste from the site and worked quickly to obtain the necessary certification.

The matter came to light as a result of a citizen complaint made to and investigated by the Solid Waste Management Program. After the investigation was completed, A.B.L.E. Waste Management, Inc. agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on August 23, 2007. In it, A.B.L.E. Waste Management, Inc. agreed to resolve the violations by paying a $4,000 civil penalty to the State of Vermont and funding a $7,500 supplemental environmental project.

Involved Program: Solid Waste Management Program of the Department of Environmental Conservation
For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Gary Kessler at 802-241-3820 or email to gary.kessler@state.vt.us


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