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10 Reasons to Appeal the Permit

Why is this such a big deal?

1. Tri-County has been granted a Waste Permit. We can still appeal, and it's out last stand. We must raise money for the appeal. 


2. The landfill will bring in over 4,000 tons of garbage daily.


3. More than 600+ truck trips will drive in and out of the landfill daily; that includes actual garbage 

    trucks, trucks carrying leachate as well as traffic for the transfer station and employees.


4. Tri-County is currently permitted (NPDES) to create their own facility to treat waste, including radioactive fracking waste, and releasing 85,000 gallons of leachate into Black Run, which feeds into Wolf Creek which feeds into Slippery Rock Creek.     


5. Tri-County's application of proposed alternative daily covers includes: Stabilized Lead Contaminated

    Soil, Gas Drilling Residuals, Industrial Sludge, Slag, Fly Ash with Cement Kiln Dust, Fuel Contaminated

    Soil, Construction Demolition Waste, and Foundry Sand, among other materials. 


6. A contemporary Penn State study (2005) states that landfills decrease adjacent residential property

    values by 12.9%  on average. This impact diminishes with distance at a gradient of 5.9% per mile. The

    potential residential real estate value harm can exceed $13,000,000.


7. A mixture of construction demolition and household garbage generates deadly hydrogen sulfide


8. Hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs and and stench will travel up to 3 miles. Vogel's Seneca

    facility was fined because they failed to implement odor and erosion and sedimentation control



9. Vogel’s violations included Vogel Holdings, Inc. having to pay $682,500 in penalties (originally 1.2

    million). DEP NW Regional Director John Guth said “The penalty reflects the seriousness of the

    violations committed by the Vogel companies.”  Some of these violations included transporting illegal

    gas well wastes , exceeding daily volume limits, failing to control odors and erosion, and leaking

    garbage trucks.


10. The landfill will be built less than 1.25 miles from Memorial Park and Premium Outlets; within 2 miles

    of this facility are Youth Soccer Fields, Grove City County Market, George Jr. Republic, as well as

    baseball and soccer fields.

BONUS INFO: Tri-County's Plan calls for accepting RADIOACTIVE Fracking Waste. "A 2011 analysis by federal scientists found liquid waste from Marcellus Shale wells had concentrations of radium, a radioactive element found naturally underground, roughly 40 times what the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission classifies as “hazardous” or “radioactive” waste. NPR Feb. 12, 2021

Next Steps: 

1.. Join CEASRA 


2.  Follow us on social media, and when information is released, share it with your network by email,

    tagging, commenting and sharing: 


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3 . Ask your local representatives what their stance is on the landfill expansion.


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