A decision has been reached by the State Dept of Environmental Protection on the Cecil Smith Landfill in Dartmouth. The DEP ruled that the owner of the landfill, Mary Robinson, has agreed to pay the state $168,000 in penalties.

The  agreement between the DEP and Ms. Robinson, outlines penalties to be paid over a period of time as well as the establishment of funds to address future problems at the site.

The Chairman of the Dartmouth Board of Selectman Shawn Macdonald the fines are not enough and should be much more, like half a million dollars. Additional fines will be issued if the owner does not follow the order.