Virginia Tries To Close Allegedly Illegally-Operating Landfill

Date: October 21, 2003

Source: News Room

Virginia officials are working to shut down a Shenandoah Valley landfill they contend is illegally accepting hundreds of tons of waste a day from Delaware, New Jersey, the District of Columbia and elsewhere along the East Coast. The Washington Post has reported that Virginia officials believe the Battle Creek Landfill in Page County was responsible for 25 percent of the increase in the state's out-of-state waste flow last year. The state is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in fines against the Battle Creek Landfill because it accepts almost 1,500 tons of trash daily on a permit that has a 250-ton limit. County officials dispute the 250-ton limit and are fighting to continue the importation.

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