Massachusetts recycling facility to
prevent polluting watershed
Wood Waste of Boston, an Everett, Massachusetts
construction and demolition debris recycling facility, is facing
a fine of up to $157,500 and is required to take actions to prevent
pollution from entering the Mystic River watershed.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) complaint against Wood Waste alleges that the Everett facility
violated the federal Clean Water Act by discharging storm water
from industrial activities on its site to the Island End River without
a permit, and for failing to prepare a storm water pollution prevention
EPA also issued a compliance order to the facility.
EPA’s order requires Wood Waste to apply for a storm water
permit and to develop a storm water pollution prevention plan. The
company will also be required to do periodic monitoring of storm
water discharges from the site and to submit reports to EPA.
Storm water discharged from the Wood Waste facility
flows into the Island End River, a tributary of the Mystic River.