Gering landfill work generates odor complaints

Gering Mayor Ed Mayo says leveling being conducted on the east side of the landfill that has generated unpleasant odors over the last week should be completed by the weekend.

Mayo says the project is being done to comply with the facility's permit issued by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, but it has generated a number of complaints from nearby residents. Mayo says the grading work involves disturbing previously placed waste and soil, which is generating the smell.

Mayo says the waste is being moved from the high areas to the low areas of Cell 5. Mayo says residents were made aware the work was going to be done as part of the contract with Paul Reed Construction for the construction of Cell 6.

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