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As NABORS landfill sale stalls, Mayor Adams secures vote to postpone indefinitely

There’s some good news for those opposing the sale of the controversial NABORS landfill in Baxter County. Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams convinced board members from the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District to vote to postpone the sale of the landfill to Lakeshore Recycling Systems indefinitely. The vote was approved by all members in attendance.…

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QC passes resolution against landfill reopening, 2009 memo reveals pattern of high pollutant levels

The Baxter County Quorum Court unanimously passed a resolution to oppose the reopening of the NABORS landfill in Baxter County. The resolution, which was passed during the court’s Tuesday session, states that the court opposes the reopening of the landfill due to the potential harm that the landfill could cause to the environment. Negotiations over…

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ADEQ says no change to NABORS landfill permit until public is allowed to weigh in

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has finally responded to the Mountain Home Observer’s request for comment on the potential sale of the NABORS landfill to Illinois-based company, LRS. In its response, the department states: Our department is aware that Lakeshore Recycling (LRS) is a prospective purchaser of the site. In order for LRS…

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Landfill sale designed to shield State/Waste Board from liability over damage to human health/environment

This is the second part of a series. You may read the first story here. Outrage of the proposed deal between the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste Board and Illinois-based waste company LRS to sell the NABORS landfill is continuing to build, as members of the community begin to speak out against re-opening the controversial landfill.…

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