Georgia Development Group Recommends Against Savannah River Landfill

Date: July 17, 2003

Source: News Room

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center has recommended against a proposed landfill on the Savannah River. Atlantic Waste Services is proposing a municipal solid waste landfill for a 560-acre site, all but two acres of which are in unincorporated Chatham County. Concerns about adjacent historic and natural resources were part of the RDC's negative findings. Other concerns included the suitability of the site's soil, and the vulnerability of the location to natural hazards such as flooding.

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