CHAPEL HILL – In February a backlash against building a county garbage transfer station on Eubanks Road spurred an elaborate search for a new site.Now the consultant performing the search has recommended seven potential sites — including one on Eubanks Road, which it ranks as fourth-best when only technical criteria are considered.

Commissioners Chairman Barry Jacobs stressed on Wednesday, though, that social factors the board will apply later could automatically lop some of the sites, including the one on Eubanks, from the list.

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