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News Release

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2013

Philip B. Bradley, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3679

Motor Vehicle Salvage Yard Closed and Owner Fined $84,000 for Violating Environmental Regulations

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas S. Burack announced today that the Sullivan County Superior Court found James Bonia in violation of a prior consent decree related to his operation of Tri-State Car Crushing, a motor vehicle salvage yard in Lempster. After a hearing, the court prohibited Mr. Bonia from ever again owning or operating a motor vehicle salvage yard in the State without prior approval, and imposed $84,000 in civil penalties that had previously been suspended.

At the hearing, the State offered testimony showing that Mr. Bonia had not only failed to operate Tri-State Car Crushing in compliance with the prior consent decree, but also had committed new violations of environmental regulations. The State introduced evidence that buried solid waste was discovered on Mr. Bonia’s property and that he brought solid waste onto the property when he lacked the necessary permit to do so.

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