LUSK - When it comes to the landfill closure, it appears everything is going according to plan.
According to the minutes of the Aug. 14 meeting of the Landfill Committee, the town was preparing the application for the closure permit for the landfill. In order to acquire the permit, though, in addition to filling out an application, Dena Egenhoff of the Department of Environmental Quality provided a list of interested parties that would receive a public notice of the permit application. Interested parties would include landowners within half a mile of the landfill as well as The Lusk Herald.
Sanitation/Landfill Superintendent Bruce Himes brought up an issue up at the August meeting of contaminated soil disposal. Egenhoff indicated the best option would be to go through the DEQ and have it treated on-site or hauled away; she added minor amendments to the application were relatively easy.
In other amendments considered, town officials wanted to put a metal recycling area in the landfill and stated they would take “white goods,” which means appliances like refrigerators and laundry appliances, if the freon was removed.
The permit requires the town to continue groundwater and methane monitoring on a semi-annual and quarterly basis, respectively.
The transfer station is expected to be operational by February 2014 with the landfill accepting waste until June 23, 2014. The installation of the final cover will be in June 2015.For the complete article see the 10-31-2012 issue.
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