Massachusetts Polluter Agrees to $7.5 Million Payment to Settle with State

Resco (Wheelabrator) incinerator has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former employees of the company. The company was alleged to fail to treat ash prior to disposal and emitted ash from a hole in the roof of a building. In addition the company used municipal water to clean the plant and its equiment and emptied tanks into the parking lot and surroounding wetlands. The settlement was announced yesterday.