Nancy S. Martin is an Associate General Counsel at Federal-Mogul Corporation in Detroit. Her responsibilities include managing the company's Superfund liabilities and providing legal advice and assistance to the company's environmental managers. In this role, she participated indirectly in the efforts of the Decatur County Landfill Steering Committee.
The decatur county landfill: One community turns over a clean sheet of paper
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2006
Copyright © 1995 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 3–13, Spring 1995
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Martin, N. S. (1995), The decatur county landfill: One community turns over a clean sheet of paper. Remediation, 5: 3–13. doi: 10.1002/rem.3440050203
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The Decatur County Landfill, a privately owned sanitary landfill, was shut down by Indiana officials in 1991. When the owner proved not to have the financial ability to close the site as required by law, state environmental officials turned to local businesses to remediate the landfill. In a pioneering effort at voluntary action, officials of the state, county, and city government worked in partnership with business and the local community to perform and fund closure and provide the postclosure care. This study illustrates the results that can be achieved when government and private parties work together.