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Charlton landfill cap saga takes new turn


August 15, 2010
CHARLTON — Another controversial chapter has been written into the saga of the Flint Road landfill closing.

The Board of Health and the company hired to complete the job, Georgetown-based T. Ford Company, are involved in a dispute regarding whether the firm actually completed its work, according to Board of Health member Matthew Gagner.

"It is up for question whether or not they completed the first phase of the contract [or abandoned the site]," he said.

"[T. Ford] believes they finished their project. We strongly disagree with that."

Under a contract signed last year with the Board of Health, T. Ford agreed to complete capping the landfill, work the previous contractor Taunton-based BATG Environmental Inc., abandoned.

The project was originally supposed to be done at no cost to the town, but repeated troubles with BATG eventually led Town Meeting voters to approve $500,000 for T. Ford to complete the site.

For more on this story, please see Monday's Southbridge Evening News.

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