Rhode Island Landfill to Pay For Clean Air

Johnston, R.I. – The Central Landfill will pay more than $5 million for air pollution control measures as part of a settlement of Clean Air Act violations cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice, both based in Washington, D.C. Complaints about the gases emitted from the 190-acre landfill spurred the EPA’s investigation in July 1999. The Justice Department is calling this settlement one of the first enforcement actions in the nation for violations of New Source Review under the Clean Air Act at a solid waste landfill.