News Release 426

Department issues construction permit for landfill expansion in Crawford County

Volume 38-426 (For immediate release)
Contact: Larry Archer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 26, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a construction permit allowing the expansion of Prairie Valley Landfill in Crawford County.

The permit will allow the landfill to expand area it uses for the disposal of non-hazardous waste from 12 to 36 acres. The expansion is estimated to add approximately 20 additional years to its lifespan.

The facility’s 212-acre site is located approximately three miles north of Interstate 44 on State Route 19 in Cuba, in Crawford County.

The department reviews all applications to ensure solid waste disposal areas are properly designed and constructed.  Other technical factors that protect Missouri’s environment are also examined.  Prior to accepting waste at the facility an operating permit must be issued.

Questions and comments regarding the sanitary landfill or the department's role in regulating solid waste sanitary landfills may be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, or call Darrell Hartley, P.E., at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401.