Virginia revokes permit of Petersburg landfill

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators have revoked the permit of a Petersburg landfill that’s prompted complaints from residents.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday that CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services is no longer permitted to accept solid waste at the Tri-City Regional Disposal and Recycling facility. Its permit was reissued for the limited purpose of closure and providing post-closure care.

The Progress-Index has reported residents have long complained about the odor and unsightliness of the landfill.

The department said in a press release that it determined CFS exceeded the permitted waste pile height, failed to adequately cover exposed waste and failed to correct the violations in a timely manner, among other issues.

The department says CFS has the right to appeal. An after-hours call to the facility wasn’t answered Wednesday.

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