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Landfill pays $19,000 fine for late environmental reports

FAYETTE — A Jefferson County landfill is paying a $19,000 fine for submitting late monitoring reports.

Riverbend Environmental Service agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The 489-acre landfill is located south of Fayette.

A Dec. 19 order published by the department says that Riverbend broke permit terms by failing to submit four semi-annual monitoring reports due in 2013 and 2014 until Sept. 19, when they were all late. The landfill’s annual compliance certification for 2013 was also overdue when it was submitted Sept. 19.

S.A. McInnis, Riverbend’s president, signed the order on Dec. 10, agreeing to waive hearing rights and pay the fine.

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