Georgia Residents Consider Suing Atlanta Over Transfer Station Vote

Atlanta — A group of Fulton County, Ga., residents is considering suing the city of Atlanta to prevent the city from shipping its trash to a transfer station in their neighborhood, according to the Web site of WSB-TV in Atlanta. The Welcome All Neighborhood Association is set to meet on Thursday to decide whether it will file a lawsuit. The association’s president told WSB-TV that claims of "environmental racism" and diminished property values could form the backbone of a lawsuit.

Last week, the Atlanta City Council voted to send the city’s trash to a transfer station in Fulton County, Ga., and another one in Cobb County, Ga. The move was necessitated by the imminent closing of the Live Oak Landfill in DeKalb County, Ga. The facility is set to close at the first of December.

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