Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Illinois trucking company fined $32,000 for fuel spill in Massachusetts

An Illinois trucking company has been fined $32,000 for violations related to a 2014 diesel fuel spill in Douglas, Massachusetts, the state's Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) said in a recent release.  

Atlas SN Inc., a trucking company, was fined for failing to meet regulations related to the cleanup of a spill of more than 10 gallons of diesel fuel on a city street in Douglas, in April 2014, the release said. After the incident, MassDEP notified the trucking company it not only was required to clean up the spill but to file reports and acquire permits to remedy the spill.

During the following two years, the company did not submit required documentation regarding efforts to remediate the spill as well as updates to indicate the site was now cleaned up, the release said.

"Businesses operating within the commonwealth of Massachusetts must provide all necessary documents and submittals to MassDEP until and including a demonstration of no significant risk to public health, safety, welfare and the environment from a reported oil release is achieved," MaryJude Pigsley, director of MassDEP's central regional office in Worcester, said in the release. "They are obligated to do so by the deadlines in the regulations in the interest of public health, safety, welfare and the environment."

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