T&D Wood Energy fined for repeated environmental violations, excess emissions

By Emmett Gartner
The Maine Monitor in the Press Herald
June 23, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

SANFORD, Maine — State officials voted Thursday to fine the operators of a Sanford wood pellet manufacturing facility $151,550 for a string of violations dating back to 2020. The violations – which include failing to meet testing deadlines, exceeding emissions requirements and failing to keep sufficient records — were ongoing even as the facility was awarded $600,000 in state funds in 2022. The money has not yet been distributed. The plant, operated by T&D Wood Energy and formerly included Player Design, has been the subject of several complaints made to the state Department of Environmental Protection over the years, DEP staff said. …Despite warnings from the department, issues abounded over the next few years. DEP staff conducted several full inspections and issued four license amendments to address noncompliance issues, said Kennedy.

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