Friday, March 9, 2012

Illinois landfill gets permit to accept tornado damage

Illinois landfill gets permit to accept tornado damage

March 8 -- The Illinois EPA granted the West End Disposal Landfill in Thompsonville, Ill., a 45-day provisional variance to accept debris from property damage caused by a Feb. 29 tornado.

The approval will allow the landfill to use a new cell for disposal.

The agency waived the requirement for financial assurance on the new cell because, "it is currently difficult, if not impossible, for West End to obtain the necessary financial assurance since business operations of its financial institution have been interrupted by the aforementioned severe weather," the agency said in a statement.

The nearby city of Harrisburg, located in southern Illinois, was hit hard by a tornado causing extensive damage.

Contact Waste & Recycling News reporter Jeremy Carroll at jcarroll@crain.com or 313-446-6780.

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