21 scrap tire generators refuse tire removal order; sued by
Pennsylvania is suing 21 waste tire generators for refusing to
remove thousands of scrap tires from the state´s largest
tire pile in Greenwood Township, Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has
already reached agreements with 10 waste tire generators to remove
130,000 tires from the Starr tire pile, which contains an estimated
6 million scrap tires. Twenty-one generators have refused to cooperate,
DEP Secretary Kathleen McGinty said.
The state signed an agreement with the Starr family in March
2004 that gave the DEP unrestricted access to the site, which
contains an estimated 6 million scrap tires, and required the
family to pay a $400,000 civil penalty.
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has earmarked $2 million for
work at the site, which includes forcing responsible generators
remove waste tires.