Perry County Landfill hearing today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2005

A proposed landfill to be located in Perry County is sure to be the hot topic at a public hearing this evening in Uniontown.

The hearing has been called for by the Perry County Commission to gather community input on the county’s solid waste management plan, which may include the construction of a new landfill. The hearing will be held at Robert C. Hatch High School at 6 p.m. and is open to all members of the community.

The current landfill proposal is a revised version of an earlier proposal that had been brought before the Perry County Commission.

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The primary concern with residents, as with most proposed landfill projects, is expected to be a landfill’s potential impact on the environment and on area health issues, such as water quality. The possibility of other states disposing of their garbage in rural Alabama is also expected to be discussed, along with the project’s economic impact.