January 25, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Department to Hold Public Awareness Session about Proposed Columbia Landfill Expansion Feb. 26

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 25, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public awareness session on the permitting process for sanitary landfills. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 26, at Columbia City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, Room lB, Columbia. Representatives of the department's Missouri Geological Survey, Solid Waste Management Program, and Northeast Regional Office will be present, along with representatives from the city of Columbia, to answer questions during the informal discussion period.

The city of Columbia has obtained preliminary site investigation approval to begin a geologic investigation for the construction of a sanitary landfill in Boone County. The proposed site is located at 5700 Peabody Road in Columbia, approximately 1.2 miles east of Route B. A detailed site investigation work plan is being prepared. The department reviews all applications submitted by cities, counties and private owners to ensure that sanitary landfills are properly designed and constructed. Technical factors that protect Missouri's environment are also examined. This public session will explain the application review process and the approximate timeline for a ruling on the permit application.

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

For more information on site investigations, please contact the Missouri Geological Survey at 573-368-2100.