Encourage Effingham County to recommend DENIAL of Proposed Regional Landfill

Encourage Effingham County to recommend DENIAL of Proposed Regional Landfill

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Ogeechee Riverkeeper started this petition to Effingham Co. P&Z and Commissioners

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) is opposed the new proposed landfill development due to its proximity to the Ogeechee River and likelihood of it becoming a pollution source in the future.

Landfills last forever, but liners fail. Municipalities and citizens are forced to deal with for toxin-leaking pits, groundwater contamination, and out-gassing -- potentially for centuries.

This proposed landfill could be a threat to our drinking water and the waters we use for fishing and recreation. This site’s proximity to wetlands and the river itself only exacerbates the threat of an eventual liner failure.

If this landfill is built, this region will bear the burden of its contamination long after the 30 years’ post-closure requirement, posing a very real threat to the health, safety, quality of life, and the environmental wellbeing of this community.

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