problem waste facilities
Caldwell County residents hope to use landfill ban to stop proposed facility
Austin American Statesman: Citizens fighting a proposed dump start their efforts off with a big victory when their county commissioners pass an ordinance which aims to ban such facilities from Caldwell County.
Texas appealing to other states for radioactive trash, looks to expand program
Fox News: A measure that would allow three-dozen states to dump even hotter radioactive waste at a West Texas nuclear facility is picking up steam as it makes its way through the state legislature — despite growing opposition from environmental groups who argue the economic incentives shouldn’t trump public safety concerns.
Gritty Protest: Rio Hondo residents push back against sewer plan
Valley Morning Star: Residents on Thursday packed City Hall to request state officials deny a permit to a San Antonio company that proposes to treat liquid grease and grit waste at the sewer plant that discharges into the Arroyo Colorado.
Plans to expand Camelot Landfill near Trinity River face opposition
Dallas Morning News: The proposed expansion has generated questions and some anger among environmentalists, who worry about the protective barrier, or liner, between the garbage and the soil.
City denied use of questionable substance to cover landfill
Port Arthur News: TCE said the rules clearly state if a waste material was too toxic to be allowed into the landfill as waste, it could not be used to cover the landfill either.
Dumped by county, BFI Takes Landfill Plan to TCEQ
Austin Chronicle: Last week, commissioners narrowly voted to trash an agreement that would have stamped county approval on BFI’s proposed 75-foot height expansion.
As Landfill Grows, So Does Controversy
Community Impact: Hidden behind the landfill’s seemingly innocuous appearance, much like the waste it hides, is a controversy that has grown with the landfill the past four years.
No decision yet on Wilco landfill
News 8 Austin: The standing-room-only crowd was littered with signs begging for “a better landfill.” Active citizens and environmental groups have played a vital role in making sure the county knows its options.
State environmental commission passes new landfill rules
Austin American-Statesman: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday passed the largest overhaul of the state’s landfill rules in at least a decade.