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Loudon County Residents Raise Concerns Over Mud Coming from Nearby Landfill Covering Highways, Contaminating Creek

Residents of Loudon County, Tenn. are worried about the ongoing mud problem in the area, caused by garbage trucks and debris from the county landfill.

January 24, 2024

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Residents of Loudon County, Tenn. are worried about the ongoing mud problem in the area, caused by garbage trucks and debris from the county landfill.

Residents see Highway 72 covered in mud coming off garbage trucks that were picked up from the county landfill during rainy and snowy days. Loudon County resident Brian Viars raised the mud complaint to the State Department of Environment and Conservation which led to an investigation done by TDEC.

Following these developments, Republic Services told the Loudon County Solid Waste Disposal Commission that it would work to improve the dump site.

“The mud is tracked out on the road every day, day in and day out. Some days it’s not as bad as others, but most days it is horrible,” said Viars.

“There is the problem when that dirt comes off the landfill and it goes across into the creek. We have no idea of what kind of hazardous pollutants we are putting into the creek, that should be a concern of anyone who values and treasures our rivers,” said Pat Hunter, a former Solid Waste Commissioner for Loudon County.

Read the full article here.

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