Vote Set On Application For Mega Landfill

March 30, 2011

The Conecuh County Commission has set an April 18 vote on the application for the proposed 5,100 acre Conecuh Woods landfill. The vote will be preceded by an April 11 meeting with engineers to evaluate the application.

Conecuh Woods’ landfill, would include a 1,600 acre “disposal cell” from Range to Repton to near the Big Escambia Creek. Big Escambia Creek flows southward into Escambia County, Alabama, through Flomaton and drains through a North Escambia swamp into the Escambia River and then Escambia Bay.

Many other governments in South Alabama and Northwest Florida have passed resolutions in opposition to Conecuh Woods, including Escambia counties in Alabama and Florida, the Town of Century, Atmore and Flomaton.

Even if the Conecuh County Commissions gives their approval to the Conecuh Woods application, the project may still remain on hold. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued an executive order declaring a moratorium on new landfills in the state.


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