Pennsylvania Announces Landfill Settlement

Date: February 7, 2002

Source: News Room

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced that Waste Management Inc. has agreed to pay a $3.7 million civil penalty to settle violations at Alliance Landfill in Lackawanna County related to the former owners' accepting of 36,000 tons more municipal solid waste than the landfill was allowed during 1995 and 1996. The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania began looking into activities at the landfill as part of an investigation of illegal campaign contributions involving officials of the former Empire landfill. DEP found that Empire had disposed of 36,296 tons of solid waste at the landfill in excess of what was reported to the department, the host municipalities and other governmental entities that were entitled to fees based on the amount of waste received at the landfill. Waste Management, the current owner of the landfill, fully cooperated with both the federal and state investigations. More information: DEP,

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