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Keystone Sanitary Landfill Expansion Challenge Sent to Commonwealth Court

After three years of questioning whether the expansion of the landfill would violate a Dunmore height restriction, Friends of Lackawanna’s zoning challenge has reached Commonwealth Court.

After three years of questioning whether the expansion of the Commonwealth Environmental Systems Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Foster, Reilly and Frailey townships in Pa., would violate a Dunmore height restriction, Friends of Lackawanna’s zoning challenge has reached Commonwealth Court.

In 2014, Keystone first submitted its expansion plan to the DEP to begin a lengthy review process on increasing the landfill’s permitted disposal area from 335 acres to 435 acres and pile waste up to 165 feet higher than currently allowed. And in 2016, the Keystone Sanitary Landfill was granted an expansion to compile about 38 additional years of engineering details about its controversial expansion plan.

Now, Friends of Lackawanna have appealed Judge Leonard Zito’s decision in Lackawanna County Court that the grass-roots organization and a group of residents who live in the Swinick development lack legal standing to challenge the landfill’s nearly 45-year expansion proposal.

The Times-Tribune has more:

Friends of Lackawanna’s zoning challenge against Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s controversial expansion plan reached Commonwealth Court — about three years after members first questioned whether the proposal would violate a Dunmore height restriction.

Friends of Lackawanna appealed Judge Leonard Zito’s decision in Lackawanna County Court that the grass-roots organization and a group of residents who live in the Swinick development lack legal standing to challenge the nearly 45-year expansion proposal.

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