Posted by: nevadansagainstgarbage | January 23, 2012


As we are sure all of you know, it is one week away from the deadline for all comments and questions on the Jungo Road Landfill to be delivered to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) before they make their final decision on issuing the operating permit to Recology for the proposed Jungo Road Landfill.

Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your comments to the NDEP. For those who haven’t had a chance to get your comments in, here’s some resources to get you started:

. Dr. G Fred Lee & Associates was hired by Humboldt County to provide a review of the NDEP permit independent of the NDEP, Recology, or Recology consultants. You can read his report here. It may help you articulate your own comments

· See what others are saying to the NDEP via comments already shared with the NDEP.

· All NDEP and Recology documentation for the permit is at the NDEP Jungo Landfill Project site: for your review. The draft permit, public notice and Jungo fact sheet from the NDEP are here:​s/ndep_letter_102611.pdf

· A public hearing was held December 1, 2011, in Winnemucca. Public comment transcripts of what your neighbors had to say are available here.  At this meeting, the NDEP noted they had not been out to the site of the landfill, devised a leachate plan or read the soil report, and had to ‘dig deep into their bag of tricks’ to grant an exception to Nevada state law to build this dump closer to an active aquifer than 100 feet. Yet, they have published intent to permit this landfill.

Public comments must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00PM on January 30, 2012 to:

Jon Taylor, PE CEM

Division of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Waste Management

901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001

Carson City, NV 89701-5249


The NDEP states they will either issue or deny the operating permit 30 days later.

Hope your New Year is off to a great start.  Each of you are encouraged to submit questions or commentary to the NDEP, and we ask each of you to share this post with all of your friends, asking them to do the same!


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