The Department of Environmental Protection for the state of Pennsylvania has given the green light for Tri-County Landfill near Grove City to open once again.
Tri-County Inc., the operator, can now build a new site on the 99-acre property, which was previously used as a landfill until its closure in 1990. As part of the agreement, the company must excavate more than 1.5 million cubic yards of old waste and move it to new, lined areas.
The Citizens Environmental Association of the Slippery Rock Area opposed the use of the land as a landfill, calling the approval "a shock" because the permit allows perishable wet garbage with shale gas drilling and fracking waste. The runoff created contains radioactivity.
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