MDEQ postpones vote on proposed Madison County landfill

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UPDATE: 12/10/2019 4:47 p.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The decision to build a third landfill in Madison County was postponed by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

After hearing the opening statements and explanations from NCL during a meeting, people spoke out against the proposed landfill. Some neighbors said the road conditions around the area cannot support more trucks coming through.

The MDEQ board voted 4-1 to table the motion on the proposed landfill until January 14th.

The CEO of NCL would not comment while the decision has not been made. His legal team said they’re still confident and will answer all necessary questions.

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality hosted a meeting about a proposed landfill.

The landfill would be located near North County Line in Madison County. Many neighbors told 12 News they are concerned because this would be the third landfill in the county.

12 News will have more information about the meeting in our later shows.

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