Environmental Expert On Recycling Company

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has granted permission for a controversial East Providence recycling company to expand operations.  Despite vocal opposition from nearby residents, the new license will allow TLA/Pond View to process 1,500 tons of waste per day, up from its previous allotment of 500 tons.

Brian Dunn, a hired land development and environmental expert, walked the Omega Pond area of Rumford and said he was willing to collect samples of dust or other materials from residents’ homes, test them, and determine their source.  Pond View Vice President Jack Walsh offered to pay for water and other environmental testing on behalf of the residents who say they are experiencing pollution.

Read more: eastprovidencepatch.com.

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