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Utah Landfill Withdraws Permit Request For Industrial Waste

The Great Salt Lake.
The Great Salt Lake.

Developers behind a landfill under construction near the shore of the Great Salt Lake have withdrawn an application for a permit that would have allowed the company to bring in out-of-state industrial waste.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports officials with Promontory Point Resources LLC delivered a letter Friday to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, requesting it to halt the permit review process.

The company's letter does not provide an explanation for its action.

Promontory spokesman Brett Snelgrove says the landfill will still be completed, and it expects to begin accepting in-state municipal waste later this year.

Environmental groups and state and federal agencies have raised concerns about the project's potential impact to migratory birds.

Promontory officials say they plan to work with stakeholders to address all concerns going forward.