|Date: ||Wed, 2 Jul 2003 07:48:10 -0400|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Mike and Kathy Chapman <mchapman@DARIENTEL.NET>|
|Subject: ||Fwd: Landfill Application adjacent to Savannah Refuge|
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Could you get the info out to Audubon and GABO that Atlantic Waste
Services, Inc. is applying for a zoning change to Landfill on land that is
not owned by the Refuge, but is within their acquisition boundaries (ie.
when it comes on the market, the Refuge is allowed to purchase it). It is
on the west side of the Savannah River across from Savannah Refuge and
adjacent to a piece of property the Refuge now owns and adjacent to
Mulberry Grove, which the Refuge would like to own.
The landfill would be for municipal waste and would serve multiple
counties. The max height could be 125 feet, but variances could allow it
to be higher. I think it would probably degrade a birding experience with
the noise, odors, appearance and pest species that would be attracted. the
project is expected to generate 2.5 tons of solid waste per year. No
information was provided on tonnage of solid waste to be handled annually.
Public comments are being accepted until Friday July 11, 2003 at Coastal
Georgia RDC, P.O. Box 1917, Brunswick, GA 31521 ATTN: Mr. John A. Henry.
Even though the site is in Chatham County, they are going through the RDC
in Brunswick for rezoning, probably in hopes of less opposition.
For additional information on this project please visit:
Go to "Submissions" to review Forms 1 and 2 for DRI #424
Often, the battle to stop something bad from happening is lost at the
rezoning stage. That is the start of the momentum to push something
through the other levels of government approval.
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