Weekly News Bulletin: Oct. 12-18, 2004


Atlanta Decides On Plan For Handling Waste

The Atlanta City Council (apps.atlantaga.gov/citycoul/council.htm) has voted to enter into two contracts to send the city's 250,000 annual tons of waste to transfer stations in Fulton and Cobb counties. The city is under pressure to find a home for its waste, as its only landfill, the Live Oak facility in DeKalb County (www.co.dekalb.ga.us), will close on Dec. 1. But Fulton officials said they plan to fight the proposal, contending that the city did not effectively communicate with the county that Atlanta waste would be coming into Fulton. Under the plan, Republic Services (www.republicservices.com) and Advanced Disposal (www.advanceddisposal.com) would be paid a total of $7 million ayear to handle the city's waste...Read More »



Wisconsin Village's Transfer Station Case Heads To State Supreme Court

The village of Hobart (www.hobart-wi.org), Wisconsin is suing Brown County (www.co.brown.wi.us) for building and operating a transfer station in the village. The county has operated the facility for 18 months, and the village is now asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court (www.courts.state.wi.us) to shut it down. Up to 200 trucks a day haul waste through the facility to an Outagamie County (www.co.outagamie.wi.us) landfill. The county contends that Hobart originally supported the idea, but backed out too late. The village contends that the county violated zoning laws in building the station...Read More »



Cedar Mountain Wins Siting Approval For Utah Radioactive Landfill

Cedar Mountain Environmental has received siting approval for a proposed radioactive waste landfill in Tooele County (www.co.tooele.ut.us). The company still faces significant challenges in siting the facility, and has not yet determined the types of waste that will be accepted there. The company must receive a license from the state Division of Radiation Control (www.radiationcontrol.utah.gov) and approval from Tooele County, the Utah Legislature, and the governor...Read More »



North East Waste Wins Permit Enhancements At Three Facilities

North East Waste Services has received approval for permit enhancements at three of its facilities. The Cumberland County (PA) Landfill can increase its average daily volume from 1,000 to 1,500 tons per day; the South Hadley (MA) Landfill can increase its volume from 395 to 500 tons per day; and the St. Johnsbury (VT) transfer station can increase from 52 to 250 tons per day...Read More »



Severn Trent Kicks Off Eight-Year Fresh Kills Leachate Contract

Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com) has begun providing contract operations at the Fresh Kills Landfill in New York City. Operating under an eight-year contract, the company is handling operations, maintenance, and facilities management of the landfill's leachate system. The contract is valued at $65 million, and the company's leachate control system is capable of treating up to one million gallons per day...Read More »



San Diego Investigates Contracts At Miramar Landfill

The city of San Diego (www.sannet.gov) has been investigating a contract it held for Sukut Construction (www.sukut.com) to install liners at the Miramar Landfill (www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/miramar). According to a local news station, Sukut was paid more than $13 million over the past nine years for the work, but city workers claim they performed some of the work. Both Sukut and city environment officials deny the charge, but San Diego found that the company used the city's bulldozers for grading, and that $60,000 worth of work was performed with city equipment and workers...Read More »


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