Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits state to tout program aimed at reducing phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain. Nutrients from manure and fertilizer trigger annual blooms of toxic blue-green algae.
The state’s environmental enforcement agency and the town of Randolph reached a $56,350 settlement last week over the discharge of human waste and other sewage into the White River. Department of Environmental Conservation’s Compliance and Enforcement Division (CED) in 2012 responded to an anonymous complaint and found toilet paper, human waste and grease flowing from […]
Owners of a former auto shop near the Winooski River in Burlington agreed this week to pay $70,000 to settle claims that it violated state environmental regulations for hazardous waste disposal and storage. Members of Burlington’s Handy family admitted to violating 11 of the state’s hazardous waste management rules. A Washington Superior Court judge approved […]
A map released by the Agency of Natural Resources on Thursday is designed to make recycling and composting easier under Vermont’s new mandatory recycling law. The map includes the locations of a wide range of facilities that process food waste, recyclables, compost and trash. The map was created to help residents and businesses coordinate services […]
A communal campground for nudists reached a $28,750 settlement with the state over environmental violations, the Agency of Natural Resources announced Monday. Maple Glen’s 300-acre campground in Sheldon includes an in-ground heated pool, a hot tub, RV hook-up sites with a water tap, sewer access, a communal fire pit, recreational courts, a golf course and […]