CLINTON LANDFILL MAKES FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENTS TO IEPA

Illinois law allows IEPA to modify a permit upon discovery that a decision was made using false or misleading information. On July 31, 2014 IEPA took immediate action to modify Clinton Landfills Permit after it verified that Clinton Landfill had made false and misleading statements that allowed the disposal of toxic hazardous waste at its facility in Clinton Illinois.

Clinton Landfill is owned by the Peoria Coulter family that had gained its hazardous waste permit by false means. The facility in question is located directly above the Mahomet Aquifer, which supplies water to more then 750,000 East Central Illinois residents.

On Aug. 28, the Illinois Pollution Control board received a petition from Attorney Brian Meginnes counsel for Clinton Landfill. The filing was in opposition to the IEPA’s decision to modify the permit for Clinton Landfill by removing two toxic hazardous waste streams from its permit, PCBs and MGP source material, both require siting approval from local elected officials before being allowed permitting for land disposal by the IEPA.

Landfill Attorney Brian Meginnes says in his petition that the IEPA actions are “arbitrary, capricious, unreasonable, unlawful and beyond its regulatory authority”.

Landfill further says the reason given to them by the IEPA for making the changes “is a sham” and “were made wholly for political reasons” The Agency IEPA has 120 days to respond.

Illinois pollution Control Board has the authority to reject any petitions that are “Frivolous” or “Duplicative”. The board is meeting today September 4, 2014, the landfill petition is listed on the board’s agenda.

Substantially similar case from the Illinois pollution Control Board is before a Illinois Appellate Court filed by local area Governments that depend on the Mahomet Aquifer for their water and way of life.

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  3. Have you thought of getting a petition started to stop Peoria Disposal & the catastrophic toxicity the Clinton Landfill poses to our health & environment on change.org??? It’s a highly effective way of gaining national/worldwide support. I wasn’t sure who the appropriate contact is with W.A.T.C.H.

    1. In March this year the federal government designated the Mahomet Aquifer as a sole source of water for central Illinois. Landfills located within 1200 feet of the Mahomet Aquifer require special protections, Clinton Landfill has none of the protections required by law. Clinton Landfill is a Public Nuisance and as you said poses a threat to our health and environment. WATCH is going to work with the public in organizing away to stop this nuisance, “change.org” sounds like a good place to contact the public. We are also planning to do mailings for support too. Sole Source is a solid foundation to stop the landfill. You can reach us at inbox@watchclintonlandfill.com

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