Altair Disposal Services was denied application for hazardous waste landfill

In a decision handed down Tuesday afternoon, the State Office of Administrative Hearings denied the Altair Disposal Services, LLC application for a hazardous waste landfill in Altair.

This serves as a massive decision on this six-year battle between county officials and residents and the disposal company.

The proposed landfill site would have been located on Highway 71 on approximately 275 acres of land in Altair.

The proposal included numerous trucks hauling hazardous waste from a facility in Deer Park to Altair daily for disposal.

The 215-page Proposal for Decision, stating Altair’s application “does not comply with a number of requirements in the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality’s rules,” tears Altair Disposal Services’ application apart with meticulous detail.

 

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