Fort Gratiot, Michigan Landfill To Close Soon

Date: May 15, 2003

Source: News Room

The state-run Fort Gratiot Sanitary Landfill is being capped and closed, but the paperwork tied to the $6 million project is proving problematic. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has sent a letter to about 110 entities, including Fort Gratiot, to request payment to close the landfill, though it is not certain who disposed of exactly what materials. The Fort Gratiot landfill is known for its role in a landmark early-'90s Supreme Court case, in which Fort Gratiot Township fought to keep out out-of-county waste, and eventually prevailed. For the cleanup, the state will pay $3.9 million to cover the landfill.
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