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Unpermitted North Carolina Landfill Creates Complaints and Fines

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A three-acre parcel of land in Rowan County, North Carolina is being used as a landfill for brush, stumps and some debris from demolished homes.

Nearby residents continue to contact the county with complaints about the illegal landfill. They are concerned about contamination to the air, water and soil around their homes.

The state maintains all of the regulatory authority for landfills. To construct and operate a landfill facility for the acceptance of construction and demolition waste or debris, a person or company must obtain a permit from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste Section. Fines and notices haven’t stopped activity at the landfill.

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