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Clearfield Landfill Proposal
4/1/2014
 
 
 
The Department of Environmental Protection is requiring a company trying to put a landfill on top of a drinking water supply in Clearfield County to drill monitoring wells to test the area before resubmitting a permit application. Pennsylvania Waste LLC is trying to turn this land that sits on top of a drinking water supply in Boggs Township into a solid waste landfill. It is a move that is being protested by people who live nearby and the Clearfield County Commissioners. The Department of Environmental Protection also had concerns and issued Pennsylvania Waste a pre-denial letter for the landfill permit last August. That company has until November to resubmit the application but first must drill eight monitoring wells at the proposed site. Its goal is to provide the Department of Environmental Protection data about the area, particularly the water. The Clearfield County Commissioners hope that the information provided by these new wells will show the Department of Environmental Protection that putting a landfill here jeopardizes the safety of the community. A few months ago Robert Rover, President of Pennsylvania Waste, said that the landfill would benefit the area and it is up to the Department of Environmental Protection to decide the possibility of environmental harm and that decision will be based on the findings from the wells.
  
 
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