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Seneca County Board of Health issues intent to deny operating license for landfill




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Fostoria, Ohio — The Seneca County Board of Health voted on Thursday to issue an intent to deny Sunny Farms Landfill’s 2023 operating license, starting a process required by law to potentially deny the license.

The Seneca County General Health District (SCGHD) must now notify Sunny Farms Landfill in writing of the Board’s intent, giving the landfill 30 days to request a hearing, according to a press release from SCGHD.

If a hearing is requested, the Health District will schedule a public hearing and provide at least 20 days’ notice.

If Sunny Farms Landfill does not request a hearing within 30 days, the Board will vote on whether to proceed with denying the 2023 operating license, according to the release.

The decision by the Seneca County Board of Health has the potential to significantly impact the operations of Sunny Farms Landfill, which has been the subject of controversy and criticism from Fostoria residents and environmental advocates.

No meetings or hearings are currently scheduled.

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