Recently, the Township and several of its residents have voiced concerns about the unpleasant odors emanating from the St Clair County Landfill. In response to these complaints, Iranna Konanahalli, a member of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Environment, made two visits to the landfill on October 10 and October 18. During these visits, Mr. Konanahalli discovered that the landfill was, in fact, in violation of the established regulation 901. Shockingly, the methane content at the landfill was measured at an astoundingly high level of 45,752 ppm, which greatly surpasses the 500 ppm legal limit.

As a result of these findings, two violation notices were subsequently issued. The first was given on October 25, 2023, with the second notice issued on November 7th. We urge the landfill management to take swift and effective action to rectify the violation to ensure the safety and well-being of our community and the environment. Copies of the violation notices can be found below. 

Additionally, a violation was issued by the materials management division on October 25, 2023. A fourth violation notice was issued on November 14, 2023. See the link below for the details of those violations. 

EGLE Violation Notices

EGLE has created a landing page with violation notices and links. The page can be viewed here:

Landfill Responses

The landfill is required to respond to the violation notices. The response to the October 25 violation is available below. The response on the November 7 violation is due on November 28 and we will obtain the response when it becomes available. 

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