Landfill Odor Moans May Prompt Review

Odors originating from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill might soon be under investigation by representatives from Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors reviewed a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Tuesday to look into complaints about odors stemming from the landfill located in an unincorporated area of the county, primarily the Val Verde area.

Antonovich’s motion requested that the Director of Planning, in consultation with the County Counsel and the Director of Public Works, reviews the landfill’s Conditional Use Permit regarding odors and reports back to the board with their findings and recommendations in 30 days. The request followed a similar report from the county’s investigation into Sunshine Canyon Landfill which began in early October.

“Chiquita Canyon welcomes the opportunity to work with the County of Los Angeles regarding this important issue as we take very seriously the safe operations of our landfill,” said Chiquita Canyon spokesman John Musella in a statement.  “As such, there has been only one Notice of Violation issued to Chiquita Canyon by the South Coast AQMD (Air Quality Management District) in nearly 10 years.”

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