CLINTON — The county will hire an engineering firm to examine modifications to Clinton Landfill’s chemical waste permit application. It rejected, however, a proposal to appoint the health department as its agent to inspect the landfill.
During the DeWitt County Board’s regular meeting on Thursday, the board voted to hire Patrick Engineering to review modifications to a pending permit that would allow the landfill to expand its chemical waste disposal unit. The permit, currently pending with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), would allow the landfill to accept polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in higher concentrations that its present permit allows.
But, the board rejected an amendment to the proposal recommended by member Sherrie Brown to include the DeWitt / Piatt Bi-County Health Department to also examine the modifications and to conduct inspections of the landfill. For the complete article see the 06-22-2012 issue.
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