Agency of Natural Resources announced Thursday that it’s shutting down the
Moretown Landfill. The
decision to deny the operator’s application for continued operation comes after
hundreds of odor complaints were filed in the last year and a half. ANR says
Moretown Landfill tried to control odor problems but was unsuccessful in
reducing the number of complaints.
Officials at the Agency of Natural Resources
have given the owners of the Moretown landfill an ultimatum: clean up the smell, or shut down. We’ll look at how the state deals with
its solid waste, and what will happen to the Moretown landfill.
The operators of the Moretown
landfill have responded to a state ultimatum with a plan they say will address
odor problems at the facility. The state has put the
landfill on notice to resolve the odor issue quickly, or face a shutdown order.
Highway spending is out
of balance in several Vermont cities and towns as the
cost of gasoline climbs toward a national average of $4 a gallon.
Adding insult to injury, there are still two months left in the fiscal