Waste Industries USA Resumes Push for Big Landfill

Date: June 20, 2008

Source: News Room

Waste Industries is still pushing plans to build what could be North Carolina's largest landfill even though a new law precluded the project last year. According to an article in the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, the subsidiary company Black Bear Disposal has requested a new permit from Camden County to build on a 1,060-acre tract along the North Carolina border with Virginia. Its previous permit expired last October. Last August state lawmakers outlawed landfills near wildlife refuges and major waterways. Black Bear is less than 5 miles from the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Waste Industries filed suit Dec. 3 in Wake County asking the court to declare the new law unconstitutional or force the state to reimburse the company for the more than $13.5 million spent to develop the project. It is still pending.

To learn more about Waste Industries USA Inc., visit: www.waste-ind.com.

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