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Escambia leaders hold public hearing to discuss solution to Wedgewood landfill problem

Updated: Wednesday, July 23 2014, 01:03 PM CDT
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Escambia County leaders may temporarily stop permitting or re-permitting borrow pits.
They will hold a public hearing on the matter tomorrow. This would just be a temporary solution to a bigger problem.

County leaders want some time to figure out how to better regulate the sites like the ones on Rolling Hills road.

Some of the landfills have been issued citations by both the county and state.
But the operators insist their sites are still safe. "Would you buy a home, there are lots of homes...I would.  I know whats in here, I know we run a very environmental facility..."

Last summer the state approved a remedial action plan to address groundwater concerns at  Rolling Hills. 
Operators say the long term plan is to do away with the landfill altogether and transition to a green energy industrial park.Escambia leaders hold public hearing to discuss solution to Wedgewood landfill problem

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