Norway’s city council rejects solid waste sludge amendment

By Jim Paul
The Iron Mountain Daily News
August 24, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

NORWAY, Michigan — Norway City Council has declined to endorse the Dickinson County Solid Waste Planning Commission’s request to allow Resolute Forest Products of Menominee to place waste sludge in a private landfill in Breitung Township. The vote, however, won’t jeopardize the plan. The amendment needs approval from seven of the ten municipalities in Dickinson County, a threshold that has already been met, according to City Manager Dan Stoltman. Norway Township also previously voted no. Resolute now disposes of the sludge in lagoons at the Niagara Development landfill where the sludge is mixed with waste sand from Grede Foundries of Kingsford. The proposed amendment would allow for the sludge to be placed in the actual landfill when no waste sand is available. …Final approval rests with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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