Noise Control at Wheelabrator Saugus

Mass. DEP requires study of excessive noise at incinerator

Wheelabrator Power Plant Photo

Wheelabrator Saugus facility. Photo: Fletcher6 via Creative Commons 3.0

November 21, 2019 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued a consent order requiring Wheelabrator Saugus to conduct a study of excessive noise coming from the trash incinerator.

“It’s about time the state got around to addressing one of many severe public health issues posed by the Wheelabrator Saugus facility,” said Kirstie Pecci, Director of the Zero Waste Project at CLF. “But requiring a study is totally inadequate and does nothing to compensate the community for the suffering this facility caused all summer. The community will only be protected when this toxic facility shuts down for good.”

CLF has been working with residents of Saugus to stop the expansion of this toxic landfill and protect the community from dangerous pollution at the site.

CLF experts are available for further comment.