BREAKING NEWS: Group seeks landfill investigation

Published 10:23 am Friday, September 21, 2007

By Staff
A grassroots environmental group is seeking U.S. attorney's investigation into the disposal of mercury-containing waste at the Timberlands landfill on Alabama 41 north of Brewton.
David Ludder, an attorney for Citizens for a Clean Southwest Alabama and Conservation Alabama, filed the letter Friday.
"The citizens of Escambia County and all of southwest Alabama deserve the right to clean water, clean air and clean land," said Jo Evers, public relations chairman for CCSA. "But can we trust environmental regulators to properly regulate waste disposal in our state? We only hope this request will help change corporate and government behavior that threatens to damage the environment and the health of Alabama citizens and also encourage other citizens to join our cause."

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