Oklahoma DEQ Moves to Shut Down North Tulsa Landfill

Date: September 19, 2007

Source: News Room

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is at war with the North Tulsa Sanitary Landfill for allegedly failing to submit an approvable plan for a new disposal cell as part of a previous consent order. The landfill alleges that the agency failed to exhaust all administrative remedies before seeking to close it. An Oklahoma County district judge ordered the landfill to close and denied a request to stay that action. The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently declined to stay the lower court's decision. Now the DEQ has executed a search warrant seeking administrative records to which it is entitled to under law; and, it has sent letters to 55 customers claiming that the facility is not authorized to receive waste.

For more information, visit:
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality: www.deq.state.ok.us.

Sign up to receive our free Weekly News Bulletin