After the closure of Detroit’s waste-to-energy facility, the city is dealing with residential pickup delays as more of the city’s waste is hauled to landfills.
Opponents have expressed concern regarding the potential for 280 movements of heavy diesel refuse trucks delivering waste to the site.
The design phase for planning how to excavate most of the site’s radioactivity is now expected to take longer than the initial 18-month plan, according to EPA.
The city and Waste Management of Hawaii will have to pay $425,000 after storms overwhelmed landfill pipes and sent trash into the ocean.
Despite opposition, on April 24 officials voted to create a ninth cell at Cedar Hills Regional landfill for roughly $270 million.
Wheelabrator Technologies is in the process of applying for permits for the dump with the state EPA.
Officials say expansion is the most viable option to accommodate tons of trash generated in the county, but neighboring residents are fighting those efforts.
Detroit’s waste-to-energy plant announced it will cease operations, while Baltimore’s Clean Air Law targets two waste-to-energy plants.
Odd Job Disposal has been behind on pickups in Orion Township since last year and will stop servicing the area on April 1.
The court ruled the plaintiffs could not plead a public nuisance because they did not show specific impacts on them.