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Brooklyn Mayor Katie Gallagher has signed a letter of intent to allow a solar farm to be constructed on the city's capped and closed landfill on Memphis Avenue.

The document gives the green light for additional preparation work to proceed, including an environmental analysis by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The Brooklyn City Council must sign off on the project before it can go forward.

The solar panels would have to be placed on the landfill in such a way that they would not puncture the protective lining below the surface.

"In order to do anything on a closed landfill" a thorough vetting by the Ohio EPA is required, said Mike Wise, a McDonald Hopkins attorney representing Enerlogics, the Youngstown company that would be the solar farm's developer.

Click here to read the full article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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