MOUNT DORA, Fla. – A Mount Dora landfill is facing a $1,000 fine after state officials said the plant emitted “objectionable odors” outside of the facility.
Complaints about a “permeating stench” in Mount Dora have prompted several meetings at the city hall as residents pursued solutions to the stinky situation.
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An investigation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Jan. 18 uncovered that Mid Florida Materials, a recycling and disposal facility in Mount Dora, was responsible for emissions of the stench, a report by the department shows.
In a letter to leadership at Hubbard Construction Company, which owns the facility, FDEP officials said that the department was assessing a penalty of $1,000 for failing to comply with state requirements on the issue.
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