Lawyer: Tangipahoa Landfill Tire Issue May Be Resolved

AMITE, LA (AP) — A lawyer representing the Tangipahoa Parish Council say a final settlement with the state over the alleged improper storage of shredded tires may be resolved by the end of the year.

         Beau Brock tells The Advocate’s Vic Couvillion he will meet with Department of Environmental Quality officials to work out final details of a proposed settlement. The attorney said he could not discuss any details about a potential agreement with DEQ.

         In June, DEQ told the parish it had to answer allegations that an excessive amount of the shredded tires were stored at the parish landfill. DEQ said the material had been improperly stored and the parish had not filed proper reports and documentation regarding the tires.

         The letter threatened possible fines if the parish did not take corrective action.

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