The landfill has still been the major focus for CFCW. We worked to defeat the tax solution as a non-viable solution to the citizens of Baxter County. The landfill closed its doors for receiving more trash on December 1, 2012. This should have resulted in the full correction and closing of the landfill but instead everything just came to a standstill.
We had to give ADEQ a notice of intent of lawsuit in December 2012 for not enforcing ADEQ regulations. This caused movement with ADEQ filing a law suit 12 February 2013 in the Baxter County Circuit Court against Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District, claiming OMSWD failed to start the fixing and proper closure of the landfill when the trash flow to the Nabors landfill stopped on November 30, 2012.
The Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District filed a response to the ADEQ lawsuit and also filed for bankruptcy, naming Ozark Bank and ADEQ as creditors. Bankruptcy case was dismissed by court. Senator Johnny Key introduced legislation on 10 February 2014 which cleared the way for ADEQ to access funds so the fixing and full closing of the landfill can be done while the final outcome of who pays is worked out through the law suits.There has been some action taking place since the start of 2015. The leachate is being collected and removed by contract with ADEQ by Inland Services and bore sampling is now in progress to ensure there is enough proper soil to to use as cover for the site closure.