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Seneca Falls Town Board told landfill odors violate local, state laws

The head of the Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee urged the Town Board to enforce air-quality laws she claims Seneca Meadows is violating.

Valerie Sandlas said she is alerting the board of what she called an escalating odor problem caused by the Salcman Road landfill.

“I do this so we don’t reach the previous high levels of odor from 2015-16,” Sandlas said during Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. “Throughout the summer, the odor issue seems to be increasing again, especially in the morning and evening, but also during the day.”

Sandlas said she noticed a hike in odors over the weekend. She added that her daughter visiting from outside the area immediately noticed the smell.

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