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Pasco restricts locations of landfills

NEW PORT RICHEY — It will be tougher for a private company to open a for-profit landfill south of Dade City under new rules approved by the County Commission.

The measure, which was approved Tuesday, says landfills for household garbage may only go on property designated for public and semipublic use.

The proposal drew opposition from the attorney for Angelo's Aggregate Materials, which wants to build a landfill that could eventually cover 1,000 acres near the Green Swamp and Withlacoochee River. Attorney Jerry Figurski argued the measure was an attempt to thwart his client's proposed project.

Angelo's has a bigger battle on the front burner: The state in February denied its request for a permit to build the landfill, but the company appealed. A judge is expected to hear the matter in September. If Angelo's wins, the proposal could eventually come before the County Commission — and that's where the property's land use would come into play.

Angelo's property is classified agricultural/residential, a category that under the old rules required only a permit to operate a landfill. The new rules approved Tuesday would require a change in the county's long-term growth plan, a tougher hurdle to clear.

Some neighbors, east Pasco organizations and the cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace have opposed the proposed landfill, warning of traffic, sinkholes and threats to drinking water.

Pasco restricts locations of landfills 08/26/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:08pm]
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