MAX Environmental Technologies Seeks to Declassify Hazardous Waste

May 5, 2022

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MAX Environmental is seeking to reclassify their waste at a Pittsburgh landfill as non-hazardous.

The process spans two years and just completed the public comments portion. Residents allege that dust and odors permeate from the site. 

In a letter to the Environmental Qaulity Board, the Mountain Watershed Association stated that "MAX cannot be trusted to engage in the monitoring and reporting activities necessary to ensure this sludge waste continues to be safely treated and stored,” the statement reads. “MAX has stated in its Regulatory Analysis Form that, should the delisting petition be approved, it would save them an estimated $950,000 annually in transport and disposal costs. To reward MAX by delisting hazardous waste, knowing the facility’s history of noncompliance, seems counter-productive to the interest of environmental protection.”

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