cowgirl8 wrote:I'm really really nervous. The area i'm in has the cheapest land around. Heard that a big place we almost bought in the 90s for 300 an acre (AND WE KICK OURSELVES EVERY TIME WE PASS THIS PLACE), just sold for 2000. Its like 300 acres, open grazing land SW of our place. Anywho, waste management bought it..........YES!!!! WM...Now, the guy says he's just putting cows on it but i'm suspicious. Of course he's not going to tell all the people around here he's turning it into a dump until he has all the permits. I have no idea what it takes to get a dump started or if people around have any say....Husband says we'll move if they do so our ranch may be for sale soon..... His father had a place in Garland and a dump was put uphill from him. Made his well unusable..
It has to meet federal and state solid waste regulations. That does not imply that it will not be a nuisance. Odors, birds, noise, traffic, and lowering land values.
Look at it this way: it is fine with most citizens as long as it is not in their back yard.
Atlantic Richfield proposed a solid waste disposal site for Lower Area One mine waste near Anaconda, MT. I conducted the public meeting in a community center for the proposal. A rancher and his son got up to provide oral comments and included the statement that he would shoot anyone who moves equipment into the area. He owned the land next to the proposed site.
I was standing at the front of the room with a court reporter next to me who was taking down the oral comments. I looked back at the executives for Atlantic Richfield and caught the Vice Presidents eye ( Sandy was pretty and well over 6' 2", she played college basketball somewhere in New England). She and I just smiled. Now if that threat was made in eastern Kentucky, we would not have been smiling.