Casella, Coventry landfill expansion opponents make deal – Newport Dispatch

The developer of an expansion of Vermont’s largest landfill and a local environmental group have come to terms. DUMP will drop its lawsuit and a subsidiary of Casella’s will address concerns about runoff and odor.

“The agreement will allow N. E. Waste Services of Vermont, a subsidiary of Casella Waste Management, to move forward with the planned 51-acre expansion of the Coventry landfill. The company agreed not to run leachate from Coventry landfill including the sewage-disposal facility in Newport, into the watershed unless there are changes in State or Federal regulations, or massive advances in science and technology, until 2024.

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