Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hires Proposed For Landfill Expansion Hearings

Brian Lee
Worcester Telegram 

The lawyer for the Board of Health has proposed hiring a hearing officer and a new consultant for hearings for Casella Waste Systems' push to enlarge one of the state's biggest landfills.

Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park, a Casella subsidiary, wants to expand the landfill by about 20 acres and to create of a new disposal area encompassing about 14 acres. Casella would build earthen berms up to 60 feet high around the existing landfill. The design change would be considered "a major permit modification." The landfill's most recent alteration, in 2008, was considered a minor permit modification in that it changed the operation to allow disposal of up to 405,600 tons of waste per year. The size of the landfill stayed the same eight years ago.

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1 comment:

  1. The reporter was not at the meeting, so he may have missed that the proposed Hearing Officer's partner was Casella Waste Systems Legal Counsel before Wilmer Hale. The article claims he was once represented them. He did, but not once, he reoresented them as their Attorney in numerous cases for an undisclosed period of time.

    We only use 2-3% of that Landfill, and the same expert that was blamed by Casella for messing up the space estimates that proved our landfill will last until the 2020's is being rehired?

    What do they call it when a party keeps making the same mistakes and expects a different result?


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