Atlanta Mayor Seeks Extension on Landfill Closure Date

Date: October 21, 2003

Source: News Room

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin has contacted the office of Georgia Gov. Sonny Purdue seeking to delay the state-ordered closure of the Live Oak Landfill in Dekalb County. Atlanta is working to come up with an alternative, but wants the landfill to remain open in the meantime. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, local residents have complained that the landfill hurts property values, attracts vectors, and taints local air and water. The landfill takes about 250,000 tons of waste a year.
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