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Public hearing held tonight on waste transfer station proposal

A public hearing is being held tonight in Danbury about a proposed Waste Transfer Station.  The meeting is being held by the  the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi says it's the result of a citizens petition about the application by MSW LLC.  Joseph Putnam has tentative approval from the DEEP to build the facility on Plumtrees Road. 

 

Some 200 residents signed a petition prompting DEEP to hold the hearing.

 

Saadi says given the significant improvements in the area over the last decade, the neighborhood is not a good fit for a transfer station.   The facility will process up to 800 tons per day of waste including municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, recyclables and yard waste.  Concerns about noise, traffic, vibrations, lighting and odor are likely to come up at the hearing. 

 

Saadi says there is a lawsuit in court over the Danbury Planning Commission's 2007 denial of the application.

 

The meeting is at 6pm at City Hall.

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