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Craig Walkenspaw, EPA district engineer for the Division of Materials and Waste Management Southeast Ohio District, describes the proposed landfill expansion plans to Perry County residents, at a meeting held at the New Lexington Workforce Development Center on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

NEW LEXINGTON – The Ohio EPA held a meeting Jan. 10 at the New Lexington Workforce Development Center, to discuss a draft solid waste permit-to-install (PTI) for a proposed landfill expansion of the Tunnel Hill Reclamation (THR) Landfill ,and a proposed draft air pollution control permit. THR is owned by WIN Waste Innovations headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

If approved, the proposal would allow an increase in the size of the landfill from 118 acres to 274.4 acres. Maximum daily waste receipts would jump from the 8,000 tons per day now permitted to a total of 12,000 tons per day. The proposed air pollution control permit would include a requirement to install sulfur controls that would “significantly decrease emissions from the landfill” according to information included in the EPA news release.

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