Wastewater plant operator indicted for falsifying records

The president of a private wastewater treatment and engineering firm in Massachusetts is accused of faking environmental test results.

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BOSTON, MARCH 27, 2017 -- The president of a private wastewater treatment and engineering firm in Fitchburg, Ma., has been accused of faking environmental test results.

Kent Oldfield, 52, operated wastewater treatment plants at condominium complexes, and allegedly swapped-out water samples to a testing laboratory in order to pass environmental testing.

Masslive.com reports that Oldfield was indicted Friday on six charges of "knowingly tampering with wastewater test methods, and 52 counts of knowingly making false reports to MassDEP."

The investigation was conducted by the Massachusetts Environmental Strike Force, an interagency unit overseen by Healey, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew A. Beaton, and MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg.

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