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More of the same expected at CWM

Despite more than $900,000 in fines levied against CWM since 1990, the company's proposal to renew its operating permit is expected to gain approval from state regulators later this year with little to no problems. Here's today's story.

There's a public meeting on the issue Thursday night in Porter Town Hall. It starts at 6 p.m., and will be hosted by CWM representatives.

This issue is separate from the company's proposal to add 30 years of new capacity to the site.

If you'd like to read deeper into the issue, here's the state Department of Environmental Conservation's page on CWM.

Click here to read about the company's existing permit at an agency page with links to the existing permit itself.

Our most recent stories involving CWM include the Town of Lewiston barring industrial waste from its sewer system, a loophole seen in a proposed state plan that could allow the company to expand, as well as public disapproval of the latest draft of a state hazardous waste plan -- on two consecutive nights.

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In this January 2008 photo by News Photographer Derek Gee, CWM Chemical Services environmental monitoring manager Greg Zayatz, left, and environmental monitor Joe Stredny collect a sample of water for testing as it is discharged from the commercial hazardous waste landfill facility in the Town of Porter. As part of its state permit, the facility collects storm water in a pond and tests it for contaminants before and during its release to the Niagara River.

--Aaron Besecker

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