DEP Fines Moore Construction Company $30,000 for Illegal Waste Disposal

The Department of Environmental Protection announced a $30,000 fine against Moore Construction Company for the illegal disposal of construction and demolition waste on property owned by family members in Hemlock Township, Columbia County.

“DEP’s site inspection in August 2010 revealed that the company had illegally buried a significant quantity of construction and demolition waste,” said DEP North-central Regional Director Nels Taber.

The two properties where the waste was buried are owned by Ronald and Laura Moore and Shane and Kelly Moore.

The Moores signed a consent order and agreement with DEP in November 2010 that required all the waste be removed and properly disposed within one week. A DEP inspection confirmed that nearly 200 tons of waste was removed and taken to a permitted landfill for disposal.

The department assessed a $30,000 civil penalty to the company for violations of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act.

DEP also referred the case to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office for criminal investigation. Ronald, Shane and Jace Moore were charged by the Attorney General’s office on Sept. 29, 2010, with violations of the Solid Waste Management Act. They each pleaded no contest on Feb. 3, 2011, and were ordered to each pay a $5,000 fine and a share of $6,517 in investigative fees to DEP.

The fine was paid to the Solid Waste Abatement Fund that helps pay for cleanups across the state.

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  1. Bloomsburg Resident says:

    It’s about time someone caught up to this contractor, they have been doing this illegally for years, and have heard they have other dump spots around that haven’t been found yet. Very concerened neighbor! Nice to know they are now out of business!!!

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