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N.Y. Residents Sue Waste Management Over Landfill Odors, Noise

Perinton-Macedon, N.Y., residents are complaining that the High Acres Landfill is "ruining their quality of life."

More than 200 residents in Perinton-Macedon, N.Y., have complained about odors and noise coming from the High Acres Landfill. Now, those residents are suing the facility, which is owned by Waste Management Inc.

According to a Democrat and Chronicle report, residents claim the odors and sounds coming from the landfill are “ruining their quality of life.” The publication first reported on the issue back in December.

Officials from High Acres and Waste Management have attributed the odors to new technology, construction, water levels and a clogged pipe and publicly stated they were committed to mitigating the odors and getting back to "good neighbor" status.

The Democrat and Chronicle has more details:

More than 200 residents of the Perinton-Macedon area are suing the owner of the High Acres Landfill, saying odors and noise from the facility are ruining their quality of life.

The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Rochester, asks a federal judge to scale back use of the landfill and require its owner, Waste Management Inc., to pay damages to area residents.

The grassroots group Fresh Air For the Eastside joined 214 individual residents of Perinton, Penfield, Macedon and Walworth in bringing the case.

Read the full article here.

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