The DEC fines Colonie for landfill permit violations


The DEC has fined both the Town of Colonie and Capital Region Landfills for permit violations with the town’s landfill expansion project.

Back in August, the town began construction on the first phase of the project. During construction, several rain events caused stormwater from the site to improperly drain into the river. 

According to Matthew McGarry with the Department of Public Works, the town has worked to correct those issues.

McGarry also tells NEWS10 ABC that a certification report will be submitted to the DEC this week to make sure construction is within compliance.

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