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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DEP Fines Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. $16,500

DEP Fines Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. $16,500 for Air Quality Violations at Bradford County Quarry

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of Bellefonte, Centre County, $16,500 for air quality violations documented in October 2011 at its quarry in Burlington Township, Bradford County.

“Twice last October, following numerous complaints from area residents, our inspectors found dust coming from operations at the site and from dirt that had been dragged onto Route 6 by quarry traffic,” DEP North-central Regional Director Nels Taber said.

DEP inspectors also discovered that a water spray system was not being used while the crusher was in operation, which further contributed to the amount of dust leaving the site.

The department sent a notice of violation to the company that required Hawbaker to make the necessary changes to keep dust from escaping the property.

In response, the company resumed operation of the water spray system as required by its permit; paved areas of heavy truck traffic; and constructed a truck wash station to remove any dirt or mud from the vehicles before they left the quarry and entered Route 6.

DEP Air Quality staff later documented that all violations had been corrected.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 570-327-3659.

1 comment :

2cents said...

there's dust in the air, and dirt on the road. 16,500 sounds good.... MORONS DEP = state sponsered tree huggin thugs. how did people ever live when there were only dirt roads? waaah i got dirt in my eye ... i'll sue someone just as soon as i find someone to blame.