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Landfill permit denied

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By David Giuliani

State Environment Secretary Ron Curry on Monday denied a special waste permit for the private regional landfill in Wagon Mound.

At the same time, he approved a permit to allow the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Landfill to accept municipal solid waste for another 10 years.

The landfill, operated by Missouri-based Herzog Environmental Inc., takes most of Las Vegas and San Miguel County’s garbage.

Inez May, who works for Herzog at the landfill, said her company wasn’t aware of the decision until a reporter called her Monday afternoon.


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