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of articles and messages about or related to

J.P. MASCARO & SONS

WV DEP Closing Order Issued, Lackawanna Transpor Co/Mascaro - May 8, 2006

Hogiday Inn - Louis Mascaro's battles against Union Township
November 8, 2004: by Sharon Spohn,The Mercury

A & M expansion hit
Sep 21, 2004: Letter to the Editor, Lancaster New Era
by Ann Koval, Manheim, PA

Penn Twp.officials question A&M Composting plans
July 31, 2004: Lancaster New Era
COMMENT: DEP does, indeed, appear rather negligent,
not even calling for a public hearing on this matter!!


Mascaro Application for modification of Permit
"to be submitted on or about April 12"
April 27, 2004 (sic!), NOTICE in Lancaster New Era
Also see info on 2001 permit renewal

Hauler fined for hauling illegal sludge
February 24, 2004 - by Debbie Garlicki, The Morning Call

NOTE: to be read carefully!

Mazzone Denies Bid To Reopen Landfill
November 15, 2003 - by Don Perry,News-Register

Law Judge advises PSC to deny sewage sludge permit
November 13, 2003:The Associated Press

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON - LACKAWANNA TRANSPORT COMPANY Application for a certificate of need for the Wetzel County Compost facility. RECOMMENDED DECISION Issued: November 12, 2003 CASE NO. 02-1463-SWF-CN 021463alj111203.wpd

Compost company will rebuild its sludge plant:
A & M asks state for permission to restart in Penn Township after snow damage.
August 24, 2003, Sunday News, Lancaster, by Jon Rutter

Lackawanna Transportation Co. Seeks Permit for Composting
April 24, 2003: Wheeling News Register, WV ; by Mary Rohrig

LackawannaPermit Application Testimony Ends
W.Va.PSC Judge to make final decision Aug.18
April 23, 2003: Wheeling News Register, WV ; by Mary Rohrig

County Landfill Resumes Composting Sewage Sludge
March 19, 2003: Wetzel Chronicle, WV

E-mail re 3 recent articles about Mascaro
March 18, 2003 about articles from February 2003 and October 2002

NYC dumps 95M pact with local sludge firm
March 6, 2003, Lancaster New Era, by Ad Crable

PA Landfill in Exeter will briefly take sludge overflow
February 20-26, 2003 - notice courtesy Helane Shields

"$10M damage from roof collapse at giant Manheim sludge plant"
February 25, 2003, Lancaster New Era, by Ad Crable
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3



Wetzel Landfill Debate Continues
February 18, 2003: by Mary Rohrig The Intelligencer- Wheeling New-Register

Lackawanna Ordered to Shut Down Composting Operations
December 17, 2002, Wheeling Intelligencer, by Mary Rohrig

State AG files charges against sludge operator
Sunday News, October 13, 2002 by Jon Rutter
please note tardiness: above article was published about 2 weeks after
same news appeared in Wheeling News - Register, Oct 1
(see below)

NYC Sludge production - data kindly provided by Walter Goyzueta per Email of October 9, 2002

Local Landfill Operator Faces Sludge Charges in Pa.
Wheeling News - Register, October 1, 2002: Part 1 - Part 2

Two firms charged with dumping tons of sludge One company operates facility in Wetzel County (West Virginia)
By The Associated Press - Saturday September 28, 2002; 10:20 AM

Stench : Mascaro action reeks
The Charleston Gazette, September 12, 2002

Wetzel Waste Authority Appeals Discharge Permit
The Intelligencer - Wheeling News-Register, September 12, 2002 , by Mary Rohrig

Wise, DEP each deny ordering extension: Landfill operator given more time on cleanup effort
West Virginia Gazette, by Ken Ward Jr -: part 1 - - part 2 - - part 3
September 8, 2002

Letter dated July 12, 2002, from Ken Ellison, Dir., Div.Waste Mgmt, West Virginia Dept of Environmental Protection,
. . . . . to Pasquale Mascaro, Harleysville,PA: part 1 - part 2

Contents re Testimonies at PADEP Public Hearing on July 18, 2001,
. . . . . . . . . . PADEP responses of November 5, 2001 and related links


Bioterrorism by Biosolids: Response
(unpublished) Letter to the Editor, Lancaster New Era, October 18, 2001 by B.L. Oostdam


Bioterrorism by Biosolids
Letter to the Editor, Lancaster New Era, October 17, 2001 by B.L. Oostdam
(re-headed by LNE to : "Monitor incoming sewage sludge with care.")

Compost plant may continue to take sludge. State renews permit of controversial A&M site.
September 20, 2001, Lancaster New Era, by Ad Crable part 1 - part 2

A & M official: no increase in sludge here
Hearing on firm's application for renewal draws opponents
July 19, 2001, Lancaster New Era, by Ad Crable

Preliminary report of PDEP Hearing re A & M Permit Renewal Application, Manheim, July 18, 2001

Reply by Email dated July 17, 2001 from Sandra Roderick, PDER to Dr. Ben Oostdam

PDER announces Hearing Date re A &M Composting Permit Renewal
July 18, 2001, starting 07:00 p.m (19:00) at Penn Twnshp Bldg, Manheim

Composting firm's permit request draws 1 complaint
April 18, 2001, Ad Crable, Lancaster New Era

24 haulers yanked out of service at local landfill (Lanchester)
Surprise inspection uncovers safety, environmental violations
April 9, 2001, Lancaster New Era by Tim Makeel

Information about fines paid by Mascaro and
about their application for renewal of permit.

received from PDEP spokesperson
2001, March 16

PDEP Response by Mr. Jay Africa
. . . to Ben Oostdam's Email of Feb.28, 2001 re Mascaro
2001, March 7

PDEP Response by Kimberly Nelson
. . . to Ben Oostdam's question about Mascaro fines
NOTE: Oostdam's Email appears at the bottom of this document
2002, March 6

2001, March 3 - Nothing in the air? -
Opponents quiet as Penn composter seeks new permit
Lancaster New Era, by Ad Crable

2001, February 28 - Copy of Email to James Seif, Secretary PDEP , from Ben Oostdam

2001, February - Extracts from correspondence with Sandy Smith re Mascaro
containing brief description of Mascaro - NYC Sludge operations, list of vendors of NYC compost in PA, and article in Phila Inquirer about relations between Mascaro and four PA legislators



2000, September 1 - Buddies Nursery and Mascaro sign clean-up agreement

2000, May 17 - What are Biosolids and how are they regulated?

2000, February 18 - DEP orders Mascaro to correct environmental problems

1999, July 15 - Mascaro fined $ 580,000 for odor violations

1999, July 14 - PA fines Mascaro for odor violations

1999, March 31 - Mascaro wins PDEP award

1999, February 18 - Easttown bid by Mascaro resented

1998, August 7 - Mascaro opens White Pines landfill

1998, February 24 - Odor came from dead turkeys rather than from Mascaro

1997 - Pennsylvania Wastes and Recycling Statistics

1997: Dec.5, Nov.14, Nov.9, Oct.31, Oct.3, Sep.27 - Enforcement actions re Mascaro

1997, September 8 - State will meet compost plant critics

1997, September 5 - State has not decided fine

July 4, 1997: Letter to Pennsylvania Attorney General Urging Revocation of J.P. Mascaro & Sons, Inc.

1996, August 8 - Mascaro transfer station permit denied


URL of this file= http://PA_Sludge.tripod.com/Mascaro/index.html
compiled by Ben Oostdam on February 9, 2001, updated through (Nov 18, 2001, Aug 4, Sep16, 20, 28, Oct 13, Dec 25, 2002, Feb 20, Mar 17, 24, Jul 29, Aug 28, Nov 19, Dec 21, 2003, Apr 30, Aug 1, Nov 8, 2004


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