It’s not the first time that the Arrowhead has been in the news. In
2009, an estimated 3.9 million tons of coal ash was dumped at the
landfill. It was brought in after a Tennessee Valley Authority dam
breached in east Tennessee, spilling toxic ash into a river and
damaging about 300 acres. To date, it’s the largest coal ash spill
in U.S. history.
Much of that ash ended up being dumped at the landfill in Perry
County, which in return received Continue reading →
Multiple arrest warrants have been issued in relation to a trail of
criminal activity resulting in the theft of more than $1 million
from a Fulton County business, authorities said.
Police began an investigation in mid-April when Waste Management
Inc. made a complaint regarding Willow Oak Landfill, which it owns,
following an anonymous tip and a private investigation, according to
the Palmetto Police Department today.
In this case it was the landfill operator that filed a complaint.
Waste Management is one of the two largest solid waste companies
in the U.S.; the other is ADS.
KLVB presentation told us up to three states dump in
the Pecan Row Landfill in Lowndes County,
for which the county gets some unspecified amount of tipping fees,
which go to fund KLVB.
An appointment to
KLVB was added to the agenda,
although nobody deigned to reveal who was “that individual that has
requested to serve on that board”.
Homeland Security grant application turned out to be for defibrillators.
the agenda, with a few annotations and links to the videos.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street — 2nd Floor
Twenty-seven tanks of wastewater were stored at the facility.
Four portable tanks were storing the excess capacity of wastewater next door
on property owned by CSX Transportation.
These portable 10,000-gallon tanks were not labeled to indicate their contents;
According to a BCX representative, one of the portable 10,000-gallon tanks
had a gasket failure on the forward manhole which caused the release of an
unknown substance onto the ground at the site owned by CSX
Dead vegetation was observed in a 15 feet by 30 feet area downgradient of the
tank that caused the release;
A yellowish-green substance was observed on the ground between the portable
tank that had the release and another portable tank adjacent to it. There was
also dead vegetation observed between these two tanks; and
And GA EPD tested the soil and found something the document doesn’t
specify, but whatever it was was enough that: Continue reading →
The proposed project located west of Valdosta, in Lowndes County, GA
along Wetherington Lane near the Pecan Row Landfill facility (2995
Wetherington Lane, Valdosta, GA, 31601) involves buffer
encroachments necessary to install a 30-inch gas pipeline. This
pipeline will Continue reading →