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Action : Marlboro County, SC Landfill lawsuit to be heard this month
Posted by Admin on Monday, November 14, 2011 (01:57:29) (830 reads)

As reported by The Herald Advocate

Marlboro County’s battle against a municipal solid waste landfill will play out in court next week.
A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday, February 21-22, at the Marlboro County Courthouse before Judge Michael Nettles.
This relates to a lawsuit that Marlboro County filed in 2007 against the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, alleging improper procedures and challenging the constitutionality of DHEC’s landfill permitting regulations.
The suit was placed on hold and later re-filed by the county. In turn, DHEC filed a motion to dismiss the suit, but Nettles denied that request last year.
The landfill has been a controversial issue since August 2007, when a company called MRR Sandhills, LLC, first proposed building it on a 900-plus acre tract of land between Highways 38 and 177 near the SC/NC line.
The county held a non-binding referendum in June 2008, in which just over 93 percent of the votes cast were in opposition to the landfill.
Since then, multiple lawsuits have been filed in connection with the landfill, including this one.
Belvin Sweatt, chairman of Citizens for Marlboro County, spoke about the hearing at Tuesday’s county council meeting, urging as many people as possible to attend and support the county. He said a number of environmental groups have been contacted and asked to send representatives as well.

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Action : News Stories Concerning Landfill for Scotland County
Posted by Admin on Sunday, January 31, 2010 (06:34:51) (109 reads)

The local News media has written a couple of articles concerning the newest attempt to create a massive landfill in Scotland County, North Carolina.

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No Mega Dump : Sims Hugo Neu has decided to leave Navassa!
Posted by Admin on Saturday, April 28, 2007 (15:37:57) (217 reads)

It appears that Brunswick County, NC has fought off an attempt to place a landfill-recycling center in the area of Navassa. Is this a permanent situation or will Sims Hugo Neu (landfill company) return again in the future? To quote the president of the company... "We look forward to returning to North Carolina in the future".

Read the announcement article.

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No Mega Dump : May 7th, 2007, Commissioners Meeting
Posted by Admin on Thursday, April 26, 2007 (18:38:27) (224 reads)

On May 7, there will be a meeting of the Scotland County Commissioners at the County Administration building on West Blvd. in Laurinburg. All are encouraged to attend this meeting.

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No Mega Dump : No Mega-dump Rally before Scotland Co. Commissioners Meeting
Posted by Admin on Thursday, April 26, 2007 (05:38:39) (795 reads)

On April 2, 2007 there was a "No Mega-dump" rally held before a scheduled meeting of the Scotland Co. Commissioners. After the Rally, several speakers at the Rally were "scheduled" to speak at the Commissioners meeting.

What happened at this meeting was beyond my comprehension but a newspaper article was written about it and was printed in the Fayetteville Observer.

A few photos of the Rally are included in this website.

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