Rhode Island Looks To Expand Central Landfill

Date: February 26, 2004

Source: News Room

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is hoping to expand the Central Landfill in Providence, the second-largest landfill in the Northeast. The facility is nearing capacity, and as Rhode Island law does not permit incinerators and no other communities are offering to host a facility, the Central Landfill could close by July. An expansion plan is on the table, but local residents are protesting the plan because it marks the fourth expansion in ten years.
More information: www.rirrc.org, or www.state.ri.us/dem.

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