Louisiana Defends Reopening Of Former New Orleans Landfill

Date: February 2, 2006

Source: News Room

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality continues to seek to justify the opening of the controversial Old Gentilly Landfill in New Orleans to receive hurricane debris. The facility, which was closed in 1986, was reopened in late September. A recent DEQ order justifies reopening the facility, and notes that the landfill operators have begun funding post-closure care. Opponents of the reopening have contended that the landfill was not properly permitted, and that the state did not consider all possible alternatives.

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