DEQ revokes permit for landfill following resident complaints

By  | 

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia regulators have revoked the permit of a Petersburg landfill that's prompted complaints from residents.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday that CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services is no longer permitted to accept solid waste at the Tri-City Regional Disposal and Recycling facility. Its permit was reissued for the limited purpose of closure and providing post-closure care.

The Progress-Index has reported residents have long complained about the odor and unsightliness of the landfill.

The department said in a press release that it determined CFS exceeded the permitted waste pile height, failed to adequately cover exposed waste and failed to correct the violations in a timely manner, among other issues.

The department says CFS has the right to appeal. An after-hours call to the facility wasn't answered Wednesday.



 
CBS19NEWS.COM COMMENT GUIDELINES
The comments sections of CBS19News.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. CBS19News.com tracks IP addresses. Repeat violators may be banned from posting comments.
View Comment Guidelines
powered by Disqus