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Grove City considered for landfill

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GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania waste removal company applied for four permits to expand landfill operations in the Grove City area and residents are fighting back as they have been for nearly a decade.

Tri-County Industries, Grove City applied for permits to grow their landfills in Pine and Liberty townships from 44 acres to nearly a hundred acres.

"The biggest permit is the landfill operation itself," says Kelly Burch, the DEP Northwest Regional Director. "The other is discharge to local streams with their leachate, their air plan approval and the 1.5 acres of wetland being impacted."

The landfill would operate around the clock six days a week and take in 4,000 tons of waste a day.

The DEP is currently asking for public input on Tri-County's permit applications.

Residents say it's preposterous to even consider putting a landfill in a residential area next to an airport, churches and a large outlet mall.

"This is an outfit that has shown it cannot comply with the DEP regulations and it's very risky to allow them to police themselves near an airport," said Jack Cline of Grove City. "I still believe this is a safety factor with the airport and the trucks and allowing them to police themselves when their track record has been so bad."

Tri-county declined to comment about their permit requests.

The DEP will continue to accept written comments about the landfill through February 8th. No time frame has been given for a decision on the permits.

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