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San Jose planners delay decision on Newby Island Landfill expansion

An anticipated outcome regarding the proposed capacity expansion of San Jose’s Newby Island Landfill and Resource Recovery Park did not occur this week. Similar to actions taken in past months, San Jose Planning Commission voted 5-0 May 6 to again defer a decision on the dump’s potential increase until a city-initiated odor study could be completed.

Milpitas council formally declares Newby Landfill a ‘public nuisance’

Milpitas council formally declares Newby Landfill’s operations a ‘public nuisance’ – San Jose Mercury News.

City leaders say the proposed expansion to Newby Island Landfill and Resource Recovery Park at 1601 Dixon Landing Road, located across the border in San Jose, will make life unbearable for those who live and work in Milpitas. To make their position clear, Milpitas City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution finding operations at Newby Island a public nuisance that creates a negative environmental effect.

Milpitas stinks, blames San Jose – Internal Affairs

Milpitas has been smelling pretty bad lately, and the city says it’s all San Jose’s fault. A lawsuit filed a couple weeks ago says San Jose isn’t doing its job as overseer of the Newby Island Sanitary Landfill and Composting Facility in controlling its odors. In fact, says the complaint, the city as “local enforcement agency” won’t even grant its li’l northern neighbor a hearing on its odor complaint.

What’s that Stink in the Air?