In 2016, Brantley County Development Partners, LLC submitted an application to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to build a landfill in Waynesville adjacent to US 82. Since then, the community has voiced strong opposition to this project due to environmental concerns and health concerns.
Sen. William Ligon introduced SB 384 that will prohibit any new landfills within 3 miles of the Satilla River. This bill would protect the river and nearby communities. This bill passed the Senate on March 12th, and now must be passed by the House and signed into law.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division announced its intent to renew the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit issued to Hercules LLC. and Pinova Inc. This is a permit that Hercules and Pinova are required to hold by the Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act.
Our concerns with the draft permit:
How does the Georgia Environmental Protection Division plan to enforce this permit and ensure the cleanup is completed in an efficient manner?
How is the Georgia Environmental Protection Division going to ensure that the health of the residents of the Terry Creek Community is not impacted by the encroaching groundwater contamination?
What efforts will be facilitated to keep our community informed of the ongoing cleanup and what actions are being taken to remove contamination from the soils and groundwater on the site?
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is accepting comments until April 30, 2020. Individual citizens can submit comments by:
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