BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — Bristol, Virginia leaders approved $300,000 on Tuesday night to expand the landfill’s gas well system.
For months, residents have complained of a nearly city-wide odor from the landfill, with lawmakers pushing for it to be shut down.
A landfill expert earlier this month presented a report detailing recommendations for Bristol, Virginia leaders moving forward. That report suggested it could be as late as the summer of 2023 before community members notice a relief from the reek.
Numerous organizations and agencies have made air purifier assistance available for neighbors affected by the smell; though, a public health assessment in late 2021 determined the landfill does not pose any health risks for the community.