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Healey announces $50,000 deal with two care facilities over septic system

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 29, 2016

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office has reached a $50,000 settlement with Sudbury Pines Extended Care Facility and Kids Corner at the Pines over allegations of failing to repair and upgrade deteriorating septic systems serving the facilities.

Roberta C. Henderson, in a consent agreement approved by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins, agreed to install a modern wastewater treatment system at the property she owns which houses the care facility, a 92-bed nursing home, and Kids Corner, the day care center for children. Construction must be completed by Dec. 1.

Healey’s office filed a suit in 2014 because Henderson allegedly failed to install a proper system as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

“We allege this defendant put the health of this facility’s staff, elderly residents and children at risk by failing to prevent the overflow of untreated sewage on-site,” Healey said. “Today’s settlement requires a much-needed upgrade to this septic system. Our office is committed to enforcing environmental laws put in place to protect the health of the public and the environment.”

Henderson, under the judgment, must have plans for the implementation by March 1 and have construction begin by May 1.

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