Transtech Enters Consent Decree for New Jersey Landfill

Date: January 6, 2005

Source: News Room

Transtech Industries has entered into consent decrees to resolve claims brought against it by the federal EPA, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund over the Kin-Buc Landfill in Piscataway, N.J. The landfill shut down in 1977 and is now undergoing remediation. The EPA sought payment of $4.2 million for past response costs and $18.1 in penalties for alleged delays in completing cleanup work, and the state agencies sought undisclosed penalties. Waste Management was also involved in some of the allegations of violations. Waste Management paid $2.6 million plus interest for response costs, and Waste Management and Transtech paid a total of $100,000 plus interest for the penalties. In addition, the companies granted the EPA a conservation easement and 74 other acres near Kin-Buc to the EPA.
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