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Pennsylvania Civic Group Sues Scranton Sewer Authority Over Landfill Leachate Line

Green Ridge Neighborhood Association is claiming that the Sewer Authority of the City of Scranton improperly changed a landfill permit in 2015.

The Green Ridge Neighborhood Association in Scranton, Pa., has sued the Sewer Authority of the City of Scranton over a 2015 permit change that allowed Keystone Sanitary Landfill to pipe leachate through an unapproved sewer line.

The association is claiming that former sewer authority Executive Director Eugene Barrett improperly changed the landfill permit in 2015, which violated a 1990 settlement between the landfill, authority and city that requires Keystone to only use a dedicated sewer line.

The Scranton Times-Tribune has more details:

A civic group sued Scranton and its sewer authority Friday over a change to a permit last year allowing Keystone Sanitary Landfill to pipe leachate through a certain sewer line.

The Green Ridge Neighborhood Association’s lawsuit, filed in Lackawanna County Court, also names as a defendant the authority’s successor, Pennsylvania American Water Co., which last week completed its purchase of the sewer system serving Scranton and Dunmore.

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