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DNR to host public session on proposed landfill in Pettis County

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a public awareness session on the permitting process for sanitary landfills at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20 in the third-floor training room of US Bank, 3615 W. Broadway Blvd. in Sedalia.

Representatives from the department’s Waste Management Program and Missouri Geological Survey will be present, along with representatives from Blackstone Environmental Inc. and Presidio Environmental Depository, to answer questions during the informal discussion period. 

Presidio has obtained preliminary approval to begin a geologic site investigation for constructing a sanitary landfill. The proposed site is located north of the intersection of Highway 50 and Buckley Road in Pettis County.

A detailed site investigation work plan is being prepared. 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 timeline for ruling on the permit application.

Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Darrell Hartley, P.E., Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 two weeks before the meeting. Hartley can also be reached by calling 573-526-4754 or 800-361-4827.

For more information, contact the department’s Missouri Geological Survey at 573-368-2100.

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