You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

3

3

▲  4th Inning 2 outs

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island firm to clean up waste at 60 schools

Continue reading below

A commercial waste company has agreed to spend $252,000 removing chemical waste from 60 schools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to settle claims that it violated hazardous waste rules. The Environmental Protection Agency had accused Northland Environmental of violating federal and state environmental rules by not properly identifying and storing hazardous chemicals. To settle the claim, the company has agreed to remove outdated and unwanted chemicals from the schools for free. The company will also purchase safety equipment for school science labs. The schools are all within 50 miles of Northland’s Providence facility. The company also agreed to pay a $58,278 fine. The EPA said Northland quickly fixed the problems at its facility once they were identified. The company did not immediately respond to a message.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.