Dave Hart – Chapel Hill News
Just as the Orange County commissioners prepared to open their new search for a site for a solid waste transfer station last week, they received word that a formal civil rights complaint concerning the transfer station had been filed with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Due to the time lag since the complaint was initially filed, there was a bit of a disconnect to the announcement.
Residents who live near the Orange County landfill filed the complaint last summer after the commissioners announced that they had decided to put the transfer station on Eubanks Road, where the landfill is.The commissioners, partly in response to heavy public opposition to the Eubanks Road site, subsequently backed off that decision and chose to re-open the search for another site.So in some ways the complaint was directed at a decision that has since been un-decided, although not definitively reversed.(read the full story here)