Clarification of Purcell (Jasper County) Landfill Status
The Joplin Globe reported Tuesday, September 19, 2006 that a change in ownership has been approved, but that action has not cleared the way for development to start at a proposed landfill north of Purcell, a state official said Monday. "We have approved the change in corporate control, but nothing else at this point," said Jim Bell, chief of engineering for the solid-waste-management section of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Action by the state approves ownership of the site by Enviro-Site Management Inc., a firm formed by Advantage Waste Inc., a Springfield-based waste-hauling company that originally purchased the landfill site from Allied Waste Inc. Bell said the action does not clear the way for the firm to begin development of the landfill, because the state has not approved a permit modification aimed at changing the sequence in which the landfill would be opened and operated. And, he said, the firm must successfully complete a yearlong groundwater demonstration project to answer questions about the groundwater level at the site..
This article clarifies a KSNF television report made on Friday, September 15, 2006, which stated that the application had been approved. Environmental Battlefields in Missouri blog.