North Carolina Landfill Awaits Final Decision On Permitting

Date: February 10, 2005

Source: News Room

The Camden County (NC) Board of Commissioners is considering whether a controversial landfill project can proceed, but has warned opponents of the facility that backing out of the contract now could require paying $10 million to Black Bear LLC, the company that has planned the facility. The county would also lose as much as $4 million each year in host fees. But opponents have protested that environmental risks outweigh the benefits. The landfill would take up to 1,000 tons of waste per day from up and down the East Coast.

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