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North Carolina Governors Signs Landfill Law, Waste Leakage Order

North Carolina’s governor signed a bill that loosens environmental regulations for landfills and an executive order allowing local officials to protect against any leakage from waste trucks.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 74 that was designed to eliminate unnecessary regulation, much of it to do with the environment. The law modifies requirements for landfills including alternative daily cover, leachate inspection and environmental impact studies, according to the state’s legislative website.

McCrory also signed an executive order regarding leakage because House Bill 74 prohibits the state from requiring that waste trucks be leak-proof. The executive order allows the state to ensure that no leachate escapes containers or vehicles transporting solid waste in the state.



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