Landfill Shuts Down

Monday, October 29th 2007, 8:49 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A Tulsa landfill and the state Department of Environmental Quality have agreed that the landfill cease operations until it becomes fully compliant with state environmental laws.

State DEQ Executive Director Steve Thompson and Attorney General Drew Edmondson say the North Tulsa Sanitary Landfill has a history of environmental violations. The state estimates it will cost more than $3.7 million to bring the site into compliance.

Thompson says that steps to shut down the facility were necessary after it became obvious the landfill was not going to meet legal obligations.

The agreement reached Monday settles pending legal action involving a consent order issued last year, which required the landfill to meet numerous compliance standards.

An Oklahoma County judge ordered the landfill to close in July, but the landfill remained open until Friday, when its gates were locked.

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