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Bartow Commissioner Steve Taylor; and EPD: Permanently block the construction of any type of landfill on Hodges Mine Road.

This petition had 1,216 supporters

The site is located in an area designated as being of higher susceptibility to groundwater pollution in the Georgia Digital Environmental Atlas, and also has been identified as a significant groundwater recharge area. Numerous sinkholes and spring fed lakes are in the area.  The danger of permanent damage to the water table, the creeks, wells, springs, sloughs, and the Etowah River is real. Pollution by methane gas, noise pollution, and and airborne chemical pollution will impact the health and well-being of families. Habitat for diverse and abundant wildlife will be destroyed.  Endangered species present in and around the Etowah River will be placed in further peril should contamination of the water supply occur.  Roads are inadequate and heavy truck traffic would pose a significant danger to the public.  Families in the community will face financial ruin as property values and livelihoods will be destroyed.

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