Groundwater Quality Not an Issue at Old Starke County Landfill

Starke County Commissioners: Kathy Norem, Dan Bridegroom and Jennifer Davis

Weaver and Boos Consultants had a brighter report for the Starke County Commissioners this month. The company has been contracted to monitor and provide solutions to problems at the old Starke County Landfill located at 625 East and 550 South. In monitoring the groundwater at the site, it was found that there is no significant impact on the water quality. The report stated that another test will be done in June or July and if that test proves negative, Weaver and Boos will contact state authorities about only monitoring the site once a year, or discontinue groundwater monitoring altogether.

In February it was announced that a trench would have to be dug to provide a pathway for methane gas to travel, before being vented into the atmosphere.

The old landfill has been slow to get approval to close because of Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations.