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Possible new landfill to be built in Boggs Township

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. -- A landfill that is to be built near Route 153 in Boggs Township received another extension for issues with the last part of the application status.

The landfill is to be built near Route 153 and even though the waste company claims the landfill would benefit the area some commissioners said they are going to do everything they can to make sure it does not happen.

The DEP denied a permit to Pennsylvania Waste because of more than 70 discrepancies on its application.

The company petitioned for an extension and earlier this week it got it.

"This company has never met a deadline and they are continually asking for extensions and they wait till the last moment," said Clearfield County commissioner Joan McMillan.

McMillan was always opposed to building a landfill in Boggs Township because of sanitary concerns.

"This fault sits on the lands that hold the water tablet for a great deal of Clearfield County," said McMillan. "This is drinking water that cannot be contaminated."

President of PA Waste Robert Rover said the possibility of environmental harm will be determined by the DEP and that no permit will be granted if the landfill is deemed unsafe.

Rover also said the landfill will provide economic benefits to the area bringing in money to the township.

Residents like Darryl Lashinsky said no to the idea of bringing truckloads of trash to the county.

"Were talking 250 trucks a day. That's one way so were talking 500 trucks, you divide that by 24 hours and that's a truck every three minutes," said Lashinsky.

Pennsylvania Waste has until Jan. 15 to resubmit the last part of the application and commissioners said if a permit is granted, it will appeal it.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times