Fort Lauderdale Funding For Landfill Study Under Debate

Date: April 19, 2002

Source: News Room

Residents of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as local leaders and state and federal investigators are fighting over what to do with nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The $240,000 federal grant at issue was set aside to study the Wingate landfill, a Broward County dump that operated from 1954 to 1978, burning and burying trash. Although no study has ever linked the landfill to health problems, residents in the area say they have suffered a host of illnesses. The federal funds are slated for another study on those sicknesses, but just what aspect of the health problems to focus on is being argued.

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