Clearfield, PA – After a landfill was proposed for Boggs Township in Clearfield County, dozens of people got together for a meeting with the county commissioners and the DEP, most of them speaking out against the landfill.

The Hope Run Landfill would sit along Route 153. There’s no word yet on when construction could start if it’s actually approved.

About 35 people spoke out at a meeting yesterday with landfill officials, with the majority of them against it.

Some concerns include:

  • the thought that the county waste management plan would become invalid if the landfill is approved
  • traffic issues for getting the garbage to the landfill
  • the decrease in property value
  • the decrease in air quality and other environmental concerns
  • the potential of disturbing the rattlesnake’s natural habitat in the area
  • a tectonic plate under the proposed landfill site, which could make it unstable or a leakage problem for local aquifers
  • keeping promises about how the landfill will be used and how much Boggs Township will be paid per ton of waste

Proponents of the landfill say that it could bring more than $349 million in new revenue to the community, would create lasting jobs, and could decrease taxes.

If you weren’t able to make it to the meeting but still have thoughts you’d like to share about the possible Hope Run Landfill in Clearfield County, written comments will be accepted by the Department of Environmental Protection until 4 p.m. on Aug. 3.

You can submit comments to DEP via postal mail to Lisa Houser, P.E., DEP Waste Management Program, 208 W. Third St., Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701, or via e-mail to [email protected].

Learn more about the proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill at the DEP’s webpage about it.

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