Opposition Argues Against Old Gentilly Landfill Permits Being RenewedOpposition Argues Against Old Gentilly Landfill Permits Being Renewed
February 25, 2015
The Gentilly Landfill, reopened by the City of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to accept construction and demolition debris, should not have its permit renewed, leaders of several environmental organizations and local residents told a state hearing officer Tuesday night (Feb. 24).
While New Orleans Sanitation Director Cynthia Sylvain-Lear sat in the office during the hearing, the department did not provide a 30-minute explanation of the need for the permit renewal at the beginning of the meeting, as allowed under the state Department of Environmental Quality's permit hearing rules.
Indeed, there were no public comments in favor of the permit for the landfill at 10200 Almonaster Avenue, which is adjacent to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, during the hour-long hearing.