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Owner of Landfill Settles State Enforcement Action Alleging Methane Gas Violations

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties’ stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Roxana Landfill, Inc., Case No. PCB 11-4, which concerned the defendant’s landfill facility at 4601 Cahokia Road in Roxana, Madison County, Illinois.

The State alleged that the defendant violated Illinois environmental laws and regulations by (1) failing to notify the Illinois EPA within two business days of observed exceedances of methane gas limits, (2) conducting a waste-storage, waste-treatment, or waste-disposal operation in violation of regulations or standards adopted by the Pollution Control Board, and (3) conducting a waste-storage, waste-treatment, or waste-disposal operation in violation of a condition within the operating permit by failing to submit an application to the IEPA for significant modification within 180 days of the occurrences.

Under the terms of the settlement, the defendant does not affirmatively admit the alleged violations but agrees to pay a civil penalty of $10,000 and complete a supplemental environmental project
consisting of landfill disposal services with a settlement value of $18,000.

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