July 12, 2012
State regulators are proposing a $56,400 environmental fine for Virginia's largest landfill.
The fine is part of a proposed settlement of alleged violations stemming from incidents last summer at the Atlantic Waste Disposal landfill near Waverly in Sussex County.
The Virginian-Pilot says Department of Environmental Quality inspectors reported leachate seeps in July 2011. According to case records, the landfill used unauthorized ditches and holes to capture the seeping liquid from garbage.
A 10-acre section of the landfill collapsed and split open two months later.
The landfill is owned by Waste Management. Company spokeswoman Lisa Kardell tells the newspaper that it's taking steps to contain future leachate seeps and protect against similar slides.
The state agency is taking public comments on the proposed settlement through July 23.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus