New Iberia Landfill Owner, DEQ Reach Settlement
The owner of a closed landfill has agreed that he will pay $73,904 and at least $150,000 for environmental cleanup work at the site as part of a settlement with Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality.
The deal being worked on settles several alleged violations at the landfill that was closed in 2009. It also settles issues with the on-site waste transfer station from 2004.
The landfill borders both St. Martin and Iberia parishes. Residents in the area have fought the facility since it was built in 1994.