|A message to Scotland County from landfill expert Peter
I can't put myself forward to tell another municipality how they
should balance their competing concerns. However, I would hate for
them to think of the $1 or $2 per ton host fees as free money, only
counterbalanced by some temporary annoying smells and truck traffic.
For the bottom line of our extensive analysis of landfill designs
and existing financial assurance structures is that, for large
landfills in populated areas, there will be substantial clean up
costs that, in the case of massive landslides such as what occurred near
Cincinnati in 1996, would cost approximately $80 per ton to
excavate, stabilize and re-enter the section that cleaved off. Then,
there would be the associated costs for contaminated drinking water
supplies and other lost economic activity.
That is to say, you will not just be asked to buy some financial
stability at the minor price of noise and odors. Rather, the
ultimate cost will be magnitudes far beyond anything you
received... so large it will likely bankrupt the community.
Landfill and Dump Expert
We feel that we in Scotland County have some
things that are
very valuable and it would be beneficial to market these to the state, country,
and the world.
* St. Andrews University
* Desirable Retiree Living
* Growth at Ft. Bragg, Ft, Mackall, and Moore County
* Transportation Hub : I-74, I-95, and US 1
* Ideal climate
* Good environment for attracting small businesses
* Medicaid tax relief of .22 within five years which would provide some tax