Environmental Assessment Letter for Keystone Landfill Expansion Coming SoonEnvironmental Assessment Letter for Keystone Landfill Expansion Coming Soon
October 12, 2015
A state regulator’s environmental assessment of Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s controversial expansion plan should be ready within a few weeks.
The Dunmore and Throop operation proposes increasing its permitted disposal area from 335 acres to 435 acres, and piling waste up to 165 feet higher than allowed — a plan that sparked organized opposition from grass-roots group Friends of Lackawanna.
After several months of studying the expansion proposal, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s waste management staff wrote a draft environmental assessment letter, agency spokeswoman Colleen Connolly said this week.