More than 2,000 plaintiffs to share $4.1 million deal involving Stony Hollow Landfill lawsuit

NEW DETAILS: More than 2,000 want part of Dayton landfill odor federal settlement

More than 2,000 people are seeking payment from a Dayton landfill in a class-action lawsuit settlement stemming from emitted odors that have led to complaints from several area cities, records show.

No more than 2,039 class-action members will be accepted in the $4.1 million deal involving Stony Hollow Landfill and a lawsuit filed by a Moraine woman two years ago, federal documents seeking final approval of the settlement show.

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The suit filed Nov. 1, 2016, followed complaints from several jurisdictions including Dayton, Jefferson Twp., Kettering, Miamisburg, Oakwood and West Carrollton, but most of the complaints came from Moraine and Jefferson Twp.

A tentative agreement called for the Waste Management Inc.-owned site at 2460 South Gettysburg Road to provide $1,875,000 for settlement funds to class-action members.

“Additionally and perhaps of greater importance, the settlement agreement requires defendants to implement $1,450,000 worth of improvement measures to the Stony Hollow Landfill in order to reduce the potential for odor emissions,” according to federal court documents filed Friday seeking final approval of the settlement.

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“The specific expenditures will include: installation of additional landfill gas collection and control devices and related equipment, and, if necessary, temporary synthetic capping material designed to reduce potential off-site odor emissions from the Landfill,” according to the filing.

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