Bruceton Mills Landfill Nixed

by Dee Fulton on July 7, 2011

The Preston County Solid waste Authority voted 3-0 to not change a site plan to allow for the development of a landfill that would have accepted Marcellus waste products.  The proposed 200 acre landfill would have been situated at the confluence of the Little Sandy and Big Sandy streams.  Approximately 30 local residents attended the PCSWA meeting.  None raised a hand when a show of hands was asked of those in favor of the landfill.

Friends of the Cheat Executive Director Amanda Pitzer shared the concerns of the FOC and the residents that the landfill would threaten the water quality of the streams.  Big Sandy is a tributary of the Cheat River and a popular boating and fishing stream.  After restoration efforts, the Big Sandy is close to being removed from the WVDEP’s list of impaired streams.

Full Story in Dominion Post (subscription required), July 7, 2011

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