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 asking 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
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 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
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