CLF Sues Quincy Chemical Company

Twin Rivers Technologies polluting the air and two local rivers

A view of the Weymouth-Fore River

A view of the Weymouth-Fore River. Photo: Sswonk via Creative Commons

August 15, 2023 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has filed a lawsuit against Twin Rivers Technologies for ongoing Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act violations. The Quincy glycerin manufacturing facility is polluting the Weymouth-Fore River and the Town River Bay with oil and grease, heavy metals, and other harmful substances. The facility is also emitting dangerous amounts of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and other air pollutants into nearby neighborhoods.

“The stench and polluted air and water from Twin Rivers has negatively impacted the health and quality of life of community members for too long,” said CLF attorney Erica Kyzmir-McKeon. “Everyone in this community has a right to clean air and water. This facility needs to own up to its unlawful actions and prioritize stopping this pollution for good.”

Twin Rivers is violating federal limits and standards contained in its stormwater and wastewater permit as well as its Title V air permit and comprehensive plan approvals. Community members have complained for years about terrible smells coming from the polluting facility. CLF’s lawsuit aims to put an end to the pollution and bring the facility in line with the law.

CLF experts are available for further comment.