Vote delayed on permit for Madison County landfill

Vote delayed on permit for Madison County landfill
Protesters outside MDEQ in Jackson. (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The group proposing to build a landfill is moving forward despite opposition.

Protesters gathered outside Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday morning to oppose another landfill in Madison County.

MDEQ held a meeting Tuesday to discuss the plan for the landfill.

NCL Waste is the developer, and they want to locate the landfill off of North County Line Road, just to the north of the current Little Dixie Landfill. Tuesday, NCL went before officials in an effort to get a permit to build the landfill.

A group of 28 people signed up for the public comment port of the meeting, many of them against the landfill.

After hearing everyone’s sides, MDEQ permit board agreed to delay voting until all environmental issues can be addressed.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee is among those in opposition of the landfill, noting that there are already two landfills in Madison County. He doesn’t think a third is necessary.

If built, the landfill would be within a quarter mile of Ridgeland’s city limits.

Both sides said they were pleased with the outcome of delaying a vote. That issue won’t come back up until the next meeting, which is scheduled for January 14, 2020.

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