Amid residents’ fears, state approves controversial expansion to Corning-area landfill

With a lawsuit still pending, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has granted approval to a controversial landfill expansion project in southeastern Steuben County.

DEC issued three permits that will enable Hakes C&D Disposal to increase the size of its landfill at 4376 Manning Ridge Road in the Town of Campbell from just under 60 acres to 80 acres.

The Campbell Town Board in March of 2019 approved a zoning change that would allow the expansion to take place.

Residents who live near the Hakes facility, along with environmental groups, have objected to the plan from the beginning, claiming the expansion would mean more potentially radioactive Marcellus shale drill cuttings from Pennsylvania would be accepted at the landfill.

Star-Gazette

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