Brownington man fined for unlawful burning of demolition waste

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A Brownington man is in trouble after allegedly violating air pollution control and solid waste regulations.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says, in 2016, Michael Riendeau Sr. disposed of almost six dump truck loads of demolition waste and household items from a nearby fire-damaged house.

He then allegedly burned the waste on his property, impacting nearby residences for over 24 hours.

The fire had to be treated by the Orleans Fire Department

After firefighters left the scene, the DEC says Riendeau buried the remains of the burn pile on his property.

Riendeau has to pay a $12,000 penalty and has to do a full cleanup approved by the DEC of the buried remains of the burn.