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By Kirk Ross
Orange County Solid Waste Management director Gayle Wilson said the county plans to quickly and aggressively deal with a plume of contaminants found in groundwater in the closed section of the Eubanks Road landfill.
Wilson said the county is waiting to hear back from state environmental officials on a plan the county developed after monitoring wells showed contaminants — including benzene and vinyl chloride — drifting east from the closed portion of the Orange County Landfill near the intersection of Millhouse and Eubanks roads. (more)
By Taylor Sisk
What began as an effort to document the effects of 35 years of a landfill on the Rogers-Eubanks community has grown into something much more – an account of the broader history of this predominantly African-American community, and a source of community pride.
Emily Eidenier, a graduate student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, specializes in health behavior and health education. (more here)
By Kirk Ross
Although the fervor of opposition to a solid-waste transfer station proposed for southwestern Orange County has not waned, the tone at a recent meeting on the matter was low key as residents peppered the county’s top solid-waste management official with questions on the plans. (read the story here)