Cherokee Nation approves reopening of landfill

The Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission has approved the reopening of a landfill that was fined and closed last year.

The EPC approved a request to add another waste disposal cell at the site. Cherokee Nation Businesses said the new cell will keep the landfill running for 20 more years.

Last September, the EPC fined Indian Country Investments, which was operating the landfill for the tribe, more than $1 million. The tribe cited environmental and health hazards.

CNB subsequently closed the facility because the waste cell was filled and couldn't accept more refuse.

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Cherokees plan to reopen landfill (The Tulsa World 3/28)
Cherokees to re-open Adair County landfill (The Tahlequah Daily Press 3/26)
Cherokees to re-open landfill operation near Stilwell (The Muskogee Phoenix 3/26)

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