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Waste Management Sues a Nashville County Over Landfill Dispute

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Waste Management, the owner of the Southern Services Construction & Demolition landfill in Nashville filed a law suit after an oversight board rejected its plans to expand its 77-acre landfill by an additional 17 acres. 

The board concluded the expansion was "inconsistent" with the city's long-term Solid Waste Master Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that calls on the city to achieve near zero-waste to landfills by 2050.  

In the lawsuit, Waste Management asked the court to overturn the solid waste board's decision, or for the court to remand their application for expansion back to the board for a favorable decision. It also requested the court to invalidate the city's Solid Waste Master Plan. 

The landfill has also been a sore point for residents who have complained of odors, declining property values, health problems and the eyesore of a massive dump nearby. 

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