Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oil will no longer be dumped at Pecan Grove landfill

Posted: Jul 29, 2010 4:10 PM CDT

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - We have a significant development tonight about where all that oil is being dumped. BP and Waste Management have agreed to no longer deposit any more oil waste in the Pecan Grove landfill.

That decision was made after a two hour meeting between the two companies and representatives from Harrison County. Harrison County Supervisor Marlin Ladner was part of those talks.

"I'm happy and I'm satisfied, and I'm glad we finally reached an agreement," he said.

Ladner was told that BP would try to recycle, or reuse the oil materials, if that was possible.

He stressed, "It will not go into any place in Harrison County."

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1 comment:

  1. This practice has been vehemently fought since BP began cleaning the beach. We were told that testing would be done to assure that the waste was not toxic, but would be disposed of at the landfill until testing was complete.

    In my opinion, this means our fears were substantiated and this waste was, and is toxic.

    I intend to find out how much was dumped at our landfill up until today when they have stopped depositing the waste there.....stay tuned.