Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has fined Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. $10,000 for failing to report an oil spill that covered 600 feet of pavement behind their 344 Greenwood St. location in Worcester.
From the DEP’s press release:
On the morning of June 2, 2009, MassDEP responded to an anonymous call of an oil release behind the Dollar Tree Store that allegedly occurred the day before and had not been cleaned up. Upon arrival, MassDEP confirmed that a hydraulic oil release had impacted about 600 feet of pavement behind the store. The store manager confirmed a release occurred from a ruptured hydraulic line on a trash compactor the previous day.
MassDEP cited Dollar Tree Stores for failing to provide notification within two hours, failing to perform a timely cleanup and failing to properly manage wastes from the cleanup following the release.