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Massachusetts DEP Says No To Transfer Station

Stephen Ursery

May 24, 2004

1 Min Read
Massachusetts DEP Says No To Transfer Station

Brockton, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has nixed plans for a solid-waste transfer station in Brockton that would receive up to 1,000 tons of garbage a day. Locally based Champion City Recovery proposed the facility. According to The Boston Globe, the DEP ruled against the station in part because Champion City was unable to prove that the proposed site has been used for solid-waste management in the past, which state law requires because the site is near a public drinking water source. The agency also determined that the company did not supply sufficient information about traffic safety around the site and the facility’s effect on air quality. Champion City has said it will continue to push for the facility.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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