News Release 193

Missouri Department of Natural Resources to hold public meeting on Greene County landfills

Volume 39-193 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, on proposed coal ash landfills in Greene County.

The meeting will cover the permitting process for landfills and focus specifically on the coal ash utility landfills proposed by City Utilities of Springfield. The proposed landfills would be located near the John Twitty Energy Center, 5100 W. Farm Road 164. The site is approximately one mile west of the junction of U.S. Highway 60 and U.S. Highway 160.

The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Kenneth Meyer Alumni Center, 300 S. Jefferson St., Springfield. Staff from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and representatives of City Utilities will be available to answer questions and take comments from the public.

The department reviews all solid waste landfill construction applications to ensure the facilities are properly designed and constructed to be protective of human health and the environment, in accordance with Missouri laws and regulations. This public awareness session will explain the application review process and the approximate timeline for ruling on the permit application.

Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Darrell Hartley, P.E., Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0176, or call 573- 751-5401 or 1-800-361-4827 two weeks before the meeting.