1990: New York State Consent Order to Close Landfill

April: The Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order was issued between the City of New York and New York  State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The consent order required compliance with New York State’s Solid Waste Management Facilities Regulations 6 NYCRR 360, specified conditions for closure of Section 2/8 and 3/4 and interim operation of Fresh Kills Landfill, and identifies collection of landfill gas as an integral part of the closure plan.

Image: DSNY Photo Archive.

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