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Proposed landlfill sparks heated debate

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY-- Concerned, frustrated, and angry are words to describe Northwest residents in Perkinsville Baptist church Monday night. Dean Byrd of LDG properties met with residents and told them that the proposed landfill is not like Hugo Neu. "If it were a standard landfill I think there would be a lot of opposition but this is a C and D landfill which is construction debris, which is not sanitary trash, it doesn't have the typical problems that a sanitary landfill has". The proposed site would be off Mt. Misery Road just two miles from the Hugo Neu property. Only building materials like brick, concrete and shingles will be accepted in the landfill. Developers say the site will add features like recycling, more jobs and more income into the city. Mark Roberts of Cape Fear Citizens for Safe Environment was at the meeting. Roberts felt residents questions were left unanswered. "I think they have laid out the general plan but the details are still forth coming". February 26, City council will meet to decide whether or not they want to annex the proposed site in to the town of Northwest. A new chapter begins as Brunswick county residents fight to keep another proposed wasteland out of their neighborhood.

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