Clinton Landfill appeal to proceed

Clinton Landfill appeal to proceed

An appeal over what types of waste can be dumped at the Clinton Landfill will move forward.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently banned certain types of PCB and manufactured gas plant waste from the dump site, which sits over the Mahomet Aquifer.  The owners of the landfill appealed that decision to the Illinois Pollution Control Board, and on Thursday the board decided to move forward with the case.

Board spokesperson Connie Newman said the case has been assigned to an officer who will schedule a public hearing and allow both sides to state their case.

Newman added that the landfill owners have indicated that they intend to waive the 120 day deadline to decide the case.

The landfill owners are also asking for a temporary block of the Illinois EPA's changes until the full review can take place.  The Illinois Attorney General's office said it plans to respond to that request on behalf of the IEPA by Sep. 16.

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