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Organization(s) Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description MA DEP and HealthAlliance Hospitals, Inc. of Leominster have entered into an Administrative Consent Order to resolve environmental violations. The hospital was assessed a $11,022 penalty for violations of MA DEP's Air Quality Control, Environmental Results Program, and Hazardous Waste Management Regulations.

In addition to complying with all applicable regulations and paying all past due annual compliance fees, HealthAlliance has agreed to pay a $4,100 civil administrative penalty; switch to cleaner fuel for their boilers, reducing SOx emissions by 80 percent; and complete a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP). The SEP consists of installing uninterrupted electric power to six ambulance bays, allowing drivers to turn off their engines while the ambulance is idle. This project will cost at least $6,922. Exhaust fumes from idling engines contribute to respiratory diseases, such as asthma and lung cancer, and have been linked to heart disease. This SEP will have an immediate positive health impact to ambulance operators and hospital staff, and especially to emergency room patients.

Project Contact
Name Maria L'Annunziata
Phone 508-367-2748
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Health Care and Hospitals
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 15 No. 2, Fall 2005 [PDF]


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