Tangipahoa Parish, DEQ officials to discuss shredded tires issue
AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish Council members and officials with the Louisiana Department of Environmental will meet soon to discuss issues with the use of shredded tires at the parish-run landfill.
The DEQ has issued a compliance order and notice of potential penalty.
The compliance order requires the parish to address a number of problems with how they have been using shredded waste tires at their landfill and a nearby firing range.
The parish is approved to use shredded tires for certain projects through DEQ's waste tire program.
Those approved projects included road bases, levee fill and as part of the daily landfill cover.
Among issues mentioned in the compliance order is the storage of shredded tires at the local firing range, which was not approved by DEQ.