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Ordinance Could Stop Controversial Landfill

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by Chris Conte

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - The company which wants to build a proposed controversial landfill in Maury County could find it even tougher to get their plan approved if a new ordinance passes on Monday.

County Commissioners planned to vote Monday morning on whether or not they want to pass an ordinance which would prohibit landfills from being built within two miles of the Duck River.

Representatives from RLF Duck River LLC and RLF Green Duck LLC have applied for a zoning change which would build a landfill on the former Monsanto property in Columbia.

Officials with company said of the 845 acre site, only 25 percent of the land would be the actual landfill location. They said the rest would be used as a buffer zone.

After a heated meeting in September, the company withdrew their application.

"Just working to make sure that we are able to maintain our environment," said Patty Goldzung who helped organize the group "Preserve Maury" which has worked to keep the landfill from being built.

Goldzung said her concern stems around the possibility runoffs from a landfill might end up in the river which provides drinking water for all of Maury County.

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