Don’t bring landfill to Lowndes

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2006

To the Editor:

Please allow me to introduce myself to you. I live in Lowndes County approximately 20 miles from when the landfill will be located, if approved. I love this county as well as this state and if this landfill is allowed to come in as planned bringing 5,000 tons of hurricane debris from New Orleans it will change life as we know it.

Not only will Lowndes County be contaminated but the Alabama River as well. This river goes all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, therefore we are not only fighting for the people in Lowndes County but for all the citizens along the river.

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This debris is so contaminated that the mayor of New Orleans has ordered that no more can be put in a landfill on the east side of New Orleans.

If they do not want it in New Orleans why should we want it anywhere in Alabama, let alone on the banks of one of our most beautiful treasures.

Therefore, I beg of you, please help us in our endeavor to save our water, our river, our soil, our air perhaps our very lives.

Thank you so much for your assistance and time.

June H. Browder

Lowndes County