Pennsylvania Landfill Protests Odor Charges

Date: February 12, 2004

Source: News Room

Attorneys for the Conestoga Landfill in Berks County have contended that odor complaints may have been hearsay, made by individuals with a financial interest in interfering with the landfill operation, according to court papers. Berks County commissioners filed suit against the landfill in December, charging that Conestoga fails to control off-site odors and seeking monetary damages for the loss in property values and consequent tax revenue. But the landfill charged that a majority of the odor complaints resulted in no discovery of odor. The 454-acre landfill won approval from the state last February to increase its intake from 5,200 tons per day to 7,200 tons. An expansion review has been suspended pending review of the odor concerns.
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