As part of its plan to expand operations at Cedar Ridge Landfill west of town, Waste Management Inc. wants to eliminate a stream through its property.
The unnamed tributary flows into East Fork Globe Creek. Upstream from the creek -- on landfill property -- is where the company would be dumping garbage. It's the last place available for burying garbage at the landfill.
To proceed as planned, the company needs an Aquatic Resources Alteration Permit (ARAP) from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). In response, the state is asking Lewisburg-area residents if they want to comment on the plan.
Comments are to be sent to TDEC by July 6. If there's enough interest, the state will conduct a public hearing on the application.
County officials have anticipated state hearings on similar requests, so it would appear that there would be three public hearings on Cedar Ridge Landfill's proposed expansion because Lewisburg's City Council recently....Pick up a copy of today's edition, Wednesday, June 11, 2008 for entire story.