Promontory Point landfill again seeks permit to take out-of-state waste

09 November 2020 Published in News & Events

By Leia Larsen

A landfill facility on the tip of Promontory Point, and only a few hundred yards from the Great Salt Lake, has indicated it will again apply for a Class V permit that will allow it to receive waste from other states.

The Promontory Point Resources, or PPR, landfill became controversial in 2017 after it submitted its first Class V permit application and associated documents which made clear its plans to take toxic coal ash from other states. Those plans fizzled after quibbles with the Department of Environmental Quality and when a DEQ-commissioned report concluded that another Class V landfill was not needed in Utah.

On Oct. 30, however, PPR sent a letter to neighboring property owners proclaiming it will try again.

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