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Environmental company hit with $20K DEP fine.

CHARLTON - BATG BATG Beauty And The Geek (reality TV gameshow)  Environmental Inc. of Taunton will pay a $20,000 penalty to the state's Department of Environmental Protection for violations of the Wetlands Protection Act at Charlton's municipal landfills.

The violations occurred during closure activities at the landfills on Flint Road.

During an inspection, the Department of Environmental Protection officials found construction from landfill capping activities at the sites had resulted in erosion and deposits of sediment sediment, mineral or organic particles that are deposited by the action of wind, water, or glacial ice. These sediments can eventually form sedimentary rocks (see rock).  into wetlands resource areas.

The lack of effective erosion controls Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. This usually involves the creation of some sort of physical barrier, such as vegetation or rock, to absorb some of the energy of the wind or water  resulted in violations of the wetlands regulations, the Surface Water Quality standards, and the order of conditions issued by the Charlton Conservation Commission.

An order was initially issued to the company, requiring that it take action to stabilize stabilize

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 all exposed soils with erosion controls, and hire a wetlands specialist to develop a plan for the restoration of the affected wetland areas.

Re-inspection of the sites indicated that the controls required by the order were not adequately implemented to control erosion and sedimentation sedimentation

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 at the sites.

After further negotiation, BATG agreed to a state DEP DEP Deposit
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 order establishing an approved schedule for a Sediment and Erosion Control Plan to prevent further discharges, and implementation of a Wetlands Restoration Plan.

All restoration work must be conducted by a wetlands specialist, completed by May 30 and verified by a state DEP inspection.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Jan 14, 2009
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