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Utah Landfill Requests Permit to Take Out-of-State Waste

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For the second time, Promontory Point Resources landfill in Utah is requesting a permit to receive waste from other states. The landfill will need to gain approval from the Utah Legislature, the governor, the Department of Environmental Quality’s solid waste director and the local government. 

The landfill became controversial in 2017 with its plans to take toxic coal ash from other states. After criticism from the Department of Environmental Quality, the plan was scratched. 

The landfill currently is allowed to take a variety of waste through a contract with a local government like a city or county, but it has failed to secure any contracts and is currently vacant. 

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