Pennsylvania City Council Opposes Landfill Expansion Plans

David Bodamer, Executive Director, Content & User Engagement

July 6, 2015

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Pennsylvania City Council Opposes Landfill Expansion Plans

Lower Saucon Township, Pa., officials have numerous environmental concerns about proposed expansion of a local landfill. has the details:

The township council formalized those concerns Wednesday night, by approving sending a 21-page technical letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection, which must approve the expansion request. The letter about environmental “harms” not addressed by the landfill is being sent as part of DEP’s assessment of the expansion application.

That letter maintains the landfill’s application “does not address to the level necessary the impact of traffic, noise, visual impact, air quality and odor” on surrounding residents. “The list of harms should be more complete and more clearly identified,” states the township’s letter to DEP.

Discussions around expanding the IESI Blue Ridge Landfill began last September. The proposed expansion would extend the landfill's life by about five years. 

In January, an application was filed for the Southeast Realignment major permit modification with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. 

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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