Landfill public hearing draws big crowd
While controversy over a permit that, if approved by the state, could allow the White Oak Landfill facility to increase its annual disposal rate and expand its service area to 17 other counties continues, Mary Ann Hardy is mostly worried about selling her house.
During a public hearing Wednesday evening, Hardy stood up to comment on the permit and express her unhappiness over the prospect of its approval.
“I live just below the landfill. We built our little dream home there,” she said, adding when she and her husband bought the property, they didn’t know a landfill would be built nearby.
By the time they learned of the plan, it was too late, and despite reservations and worries, they have learned to live with their “trashy” neighbor.
Now, more than 20 years later, Hardy wants out.