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By: Catarina Saraiva, Assistant City Editor – Daily Tar Heel

Members of the Rogers and Eubanks Roads community came out in full force at Tuesday night’s county commissioners meeting to raise colorful posters and demand that the board remove the neighborhood from the list of possible new waste-transfer site locations.The board, which re-opened the search for a site in November after community allegations of environmental racism, heard comments from four members of the Rogers-Eubanks Coalition to End Environmental Racism, which represents a predominantly low-income and black neighborhood bordering the Orange County Landfill. 

Resident Neloa Jones showed the board two maps drawn by UNC graduate student Chris Heaney, which show the concentration of Chapel Hill’s black population (see map here), the total parcel value of Chapel Hill land and the location of the Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s sewer and water mains (see map here)(read the entire article here)