Synagro accused of illegal dumping

Synagro accused of illegal dumping

WOONSOCKET - Channel 12 was reporting Monday that the controversial Synagro incinerator is under investigation by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for allegedly dumping thousands of tons sludge at the Central Landfill in Johnston that came from out of state .

Woonsocket-based Synagro is said to have dumped an estimated 390,000 pounds of dried sludge during a three-day period in July.

Officials at the landfill say that detecting whether sludge is coming from out of state is virtually impossible without a tipster because there are no clues to go by, such as envelope addresses.