The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued a draft permit for a proposed landfill that will accommodate a capacity of 223,316,800 cubic yards of materials and encompass 953 acres.
The LMTOnline.com has the report:
The facility will encompass 953 acres of which 660 acres will be used for two Type I municipal solid waste units, and expects to employ up to 45 individuals with full-time job opportunities.
The facility will be permitted to accept ordinary municipal waste, construction debris, brush and other nonhazardous materials. Additionally, the proposed landfill will accept and process recyclable materials.
The future Pescadito Environmental Resource Center site is located in a remote area of the county, which makes it uniquely suited for landfill operation as the site will be established in an isolated area miles away from usable groundwater and residential developments, a news release states.
An investigation of the site, which was submitted to and approved by the TCEQ, revealed the soil is comprised mostly of clays and claystones that have low permeability which prevents the vertical migration of water.