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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?

Milpitas Calls a ‘Foul’ on SJ Sewage Treatment – The Bay Citizen

(article from Jan 2011) In April, the San Jose City Council plans to vote on a 30-year, billion-dollar master plan for renovating the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant, the main sewage processing plant for eight cities in the South Bay. The plant’s website says it processes about 110 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Milpitas Calls a ‘Foul’ on SJ Sewage Treatment – The Bay Citizen.