JACKSON COUNTY, Fl - There's a compromise in the fight over a controversial exploratory well in Jackson County. Senator George Gainer working with Jackson County officials and Waste Management to put a permit request on hold.
Senator Gainer says the groups are working to identify processes that would safely dispose of non-hazardous liquid collected at Springhill Landfill above ground.
Waste Management will join Gainer, Jackson County officials and other community leaders to evaluate processes other than the use of deep well injection for the disposal of wastewater at the landfill, commonly referred to as leachate.
This cooperative effort will identify what above ground disposal options might meet the short and long term needs at Springhill landfill in an environmentally safe manner.
As part of the effort, Waste Management will ask the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to hold off processing the pending Class V Exploratory Well until March 31, 2018.
Jackson County in turn will delay pursuing litigation during this agreed upon review period.
All parties have agreed to step back and investigate solutions to the leachate problem.
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