Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mora Landfill Waste Permit Hearing Postponed.(Final)

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Northern Bureau

Company Didn't Address Problems

SANTA FE -- A technical glitch stalled a hearing set this week to debate whether a regional landfill in Mora County should be allowed to receive special waste, such as asbestos, ash and animal offal.

The delay is the second setback -- cheered by Wagon Mound and Mora County environmentalists -- for the permit sought by Northeastern New Mexico Regional Landfill.

Documents distributed publicly in preparation for the latest hearing contained "erroneous information," said Don Beardsley of the state Environment Department's Solid Waste Bureau.

Outdated documents were distributed to parties interested in speaking at the hearing, which is a legal proceeding, he said. …

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