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Public awareness session on Pike County landfill expansion

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public awareness session Dec. 4 on the permitting process for the proposed expansion of a Pike County landfill.

The department has granted the owners of Eagle Ridge Landfill – located at 13100 Highway VV, approximately 1/2 mile west of State Highway UU and about 3.5 miles north of Bowling Green – approval to begin a geologic investigation for the expansion of the landfill. A detailed site investigation work plan is being prepared.

The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school multi-purpose room of the Bowling Green R-1 School, 700 W. Adams St., Bowling Green.

Representatives of the department’s Division of Geology and Land Survey, Solid Waste Management Program and Northeast Regional Office will be present along with representatives from Eagle Ridge Landfill to answer questions during the informal discussion period.

The department reviews all applications submitted by cities, counties and private owners to ensure that sanitary landfills are properly designed and constructed. Technical factors that protect Missouri’s environment are also examined.

This public session will explain the application review process and the approximate time line for ruling on the permit application.