Concerned Citizens Approach East Carbon Council


Concerned East Carbon citizens visited the City Council meeting on Tuesday to voice concerns about the possibility of the ECDC waste facility receiving hazardous materials and creating health risks.

The waste facility was trying to obtain a permit to receive Toxic Substance Control Act materials, which would allow for storage of materials regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Group spokesman Robert Warren said people were concerned with how the potentially hazardous materials might affect East Carbon’s citizens. Warren said the group was also concerned about “closed-door meetings” regarding the topic.

East Carbon Mayor Orland LaFontaine assured the congregation that any closed-door meetings were lawful and supervised by the Carbon County attorney.

LaFontaine encouraged anyone with concerns to contact the State to voice those concerns.

“There’s nothing we can do,” LaFontaine said. “It’s up to the EPA and the State.”

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