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Russell Co. turns down proposed C&D Landfill

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email 

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Members of the Russell County Commission have voted against a plan for a new landfill.  Today's vote comes after months of controversy.

The proposal was turned down in a 5 to 1 vote. One of the commissioners abstained.

The proposal for the 204-acre landfill off Brickyard Road drew criticism from residents of South Phenix City and several environmental groups, including the Chattahoochee Valley River Warden. 

They complained the landfill could lead to several health and environmental problems for residents on both sides of the river, as well as downstream communities like Eufaula and Dothan.

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