Landfill owners file appeal of waste ban
The clock is now ticking on an appeal filed by the owners of the Clinton Landfill over a recent state decision that limits what kind of waste can be dumped at the site.
Attorneys for Peoria Disposal Company filed documents with the Illinois Pollution Control Board on Thursday in response to a recent move by the state to ban manufactured gas plant waste from the dump site. Peoria Disposal wants the board to block the change until a full review can take place. It said the actions taken by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency were unlawful, beyond the agency's authority and not helpful in protecting the environment.
Illinois Pollution Control Board spokesperson Connie Newman said unless Peoria Disposal allows a change, the board has 120 days to decide the case.
The Clinton Landfill sits over the Mahomet Aquifer, which is a source of drinking water for thousands in Central Illinois. Along with the gas plant waste ban, the state recently also banned PCB waste from being stored at the dump site.