was fired and the second company hired, T Ford of Georgetown, walked off the job last spring.
The Board of Health fired BATG
and hired T Ford of Georgetown to stabilize the landfill for the winter and return in the spring to finish the cap.
Four years into the two-year project replete with hassles, the state Department of Environmental Protection issued a cease and desist order to BATG
in July, citing delays and violations.
has "effectively abandoned the project" before completion and in doing so, "the landfill poses a substantial risk to human health and safety and the environment," Town Administrator Robin L.
It has become clear that BATG
has not moved forward to complete the task before them, so it is important for the town to step forward to get the job done.
In the complaint filed in Middlesex County Superior Court Tuesday, BATG
claims the town is delinquent in paying $702,500 to the company from an escrow account.
Three weeks ago, eight nearby residents went before the board with concerns about the runoff polluting their wells and asked the town or BATG
to pay for testing.
The Board of Health signed an agreement in 2005 with BATG
Since the start of the project, the board has battled with the company over a litany of issues, and the state Department of Environmental Protection has cited BATG
for several violations.
Months of battling with BATG
Environmental to remove the 3,000 tons of material it dumped there in August ended when the Board of Health voted last month to let it stay in the landfill, contingent upon approval from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
CHARLTON - Two months have passed since the Board of Heath ordered BATG
Environmental to remove about 3,000 tons of petroleum-contaminated material that the company dumped at the landfill on Flint Road, but the material remains.
CHARLTON - For the second time in two months, the Board of Health has ordered BATG
Environmental to cease work at the Flint Road landfill for failing to meet its deadline to remove about 100 truckloads of petroleum-contaminated material dumped there by the company.