Nonprofits allege contaminated groundwater is entering New Hampshire river from landfill

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 24, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit corporations allege that a landfill in New Hampshire is discharging pollutants into a river.

Toxics Action Center Inc. and Conservation Law Foundation filed a complaint on May 14 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire against Casella Waste Systems Inc. and North Country Environmental Services Inc. alleging violation of the Clean Water Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendants discharge pollutants such as contaminated groundwater and landfill leachate into the Ammonoosuc River in New Hampshire. 

The plaintiffs hold Casella Waste Systems Inc. and North Country Environmental Services Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly violated and continue to violate the CWA because they have discharged and continue to discharge pollutants into the Ammonoosuc River without National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit authorization.

The plaintiffs seek judgment that the defendants have violated the CWA, civil penalty, costs of litigation, and other relief as the court deems appropriate. It is represented by Thomas Irwin of Conservation Law Foundation in Concord, New Hampshire and others.

U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire case number 1:18-cv-393

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