Tracy Kuhlman – Chapel Hill News “Opinion”
(on behalf of the Rogers Eubanks Neighborhood Association and the Coalition to End Environmental Racism)
For nearly 150 years, African-American families have lived in the Rogers-Eubanks Community, just north of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
In 1972, Chapel Hill established an unlined landfill in the community, despite residents’ protests. It was supposed to be closed 10 years later, but instead, it has expanded to include two municipal waste landfills, two construction and demolition/industrial landfills, a leachate pond, a hazardous waste collection site, a materials recovery facility, facilities for mulching yard and clean wood waste, and facilities for managing scrap tires, old appliances, scrap metal, and salvaged construction materials. (read the full story here)