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Waste Management Halts Coal-Gas Plant Soil Shipments

Date: October 17, 2002

Source: News Room

Waste Management of Indiana stopped covering a closed landfill with dirt from a former coal-gas plant after LaPorte County officials expressed concerns that the soil could be contaminated. Waste Management officials the soil from the former Northern Indiana Public Service Co. coal-gas plant near Valparaiso met environmental standards for landfill use. About 1,000 tons of the dirt had been used at the Deercroft Recycling and Disposal Facility last week when county officials asked the company to stop. Coal-gas plant sites may contain coal-tar residue and other contaminants. The material is now being hauled to the Prairie View landfill at Bremen.

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