owner of a New Hampshire auto recycling operation has been
fined and ordered to close the facility after allegedly
violating a court order.
James Bonia, owner of
Tri-State Car Crushing in Lempster, N.H., has been ordered to
pay $84,000 in civil penalties that previously had been
suspended, according to the state attorney general. He is also
barred from owning or operating an auto salvage yard in the
state without prior approval.
Bonia had been accused
of violating a 2010 consent order and burying solid waste at
the operation in violation of environmental regulations.
Bonia signed a consent
agreement in 2010 to settle a state lawsuit for allegedly
improperly managing and storing hazardous wastes and failing to
monitor groundwater (
amm.com, April 21, 2010).
Bonia couldnt be
reached for comment.