Yukon landfill expansion meeting slated
A community meeting to explain the proposed expansion of a Yukon facility that treats hazardous waste and stores the residual material is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Yukon Fire Hall, 124 Highway St., in South Huntingdon.
Robert Shawver, MAX Environmental Technologies Inc. chief executive officer, will provide a general company update and discuss the company’s proposed Landfill 7, said Susan Forney, company spokeswoman. MAX Environmental has said the proposed 14-acre landfill is planned for a remote area further from Yukon residents and is expected to extend the life of its operations by 20 to 30 years.
The project could cost between $15 million and $17 million, according to Shawver. The new landfill, where treated waste from steel mills and brownfield sites and oil and natural gas operations would be buried, would replace a landfill that is expected to be filled in a few years.
MAX Environmental has been conducting tests on the proposed sites. The state Department of Environmental Protection will require a formal public hearing in order for MAX to obtain state permits to expand its operations.
Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.