MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOX) – The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday, they have reached a settlement with the owners of a Maryland Heights landfill.

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An EPA inspection of the Champ Landfill uncovered deficiencies related to its surface emission and integrity monitoring program, in May.

The Clean Air Act’s New Source Performance Standards impose stricter control on well and pipe networks that landfills use to collect gas from decomposing solid waste.

Under the agreement with the EPA, Champ Landfill will spend more than $1.5 million to install nearly two dozen additional landfill gas extraction wells in order to better trap potentially harmful emissions.

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