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Thu January 18, 2007
Hugo Neu Opponents Plan For Next Legislative Session
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – The grassroots organization leading the opposition to a proposed landfill and recycling facility in Brunswick County says one of its legislative priorities will be to extend the one-year moratorium on landfills.
The group Brunswick Citizens for a Safe Environment may have changed its name to Cape Fear Citizens for a Safe Environment, but it hasn't changed it's aim of halting plans for the proposed Sims-Hugo Neu recycling facility and landfill for Navassa.
Organization President Veronica Carter says the one-year moratorium is not a long enough to bring lawmakers up to speed on the issues.
I know they are very bright folks in the legislature, I know there are some very bright folks their bringing up as witnesses, but you can't possibly get everything.
Sims-Hugo Neu calls its facility environmentally sound.
It's planned to take in shredded chunks of automobiles and appliance and pick out embedded recyclable items such as copper and glass.
The legislative session begins Wednesday January 24th.