New Lexington, S.C. Landfill Could Set Up Statewide Regulatory Battle

Date: February 2, 2006

Source: News Room

A new landfill planned for Lexington, S.C. could result in a lawsuit that will affect the siting of landfills statewide. The landfill is sited in the path of Lexington's annexation, setting up a fight between the city and Lexington County. In addition, the site is near a proposed multimillion-dollar shopping development, drawing additional opposition to the plans for the site. County officials note that the county has the legal responsibility of establishing rules for landfills, and the city cannot override those rules by annexing a tract of land. But state environmental rules prohibit counties from enacting moratoriums on landfills.

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