By JOHN KOZIOL, Union Leader Correspondent  May 14, 2018

LITTLETON — A pair of conservation groups on Monday sued the owners/operators of a Bethlehem landfill, alleging they violated the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants, including a “likely human carcinogen” known as 1,4 dioxane, into the Ammonoosuc River without a permit.

Filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire by the Toxics Action Center and Conservation Law Foundation, the lawsuit alleges that North Country Environmental Services (NCES) and Casella Waste Systems, its corporate parent, “discharged pollutants, including, but not limited to, contaminated groundwater, landfill leachate, iron, manganese and 1,4 dioxane” to the Ammonoosuc River via a 370-foot drainage channel.

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