Lawsuit filed after Conecuh Co. landfill approval

REPTON, AL (WSFA) - The ink on the approval papers didn't have time to dry before a lawsuit was filed in regards to a Conecuh County landfill plan.

The town of Repton, with Mayor Terri Carter as the Plaintiff, is taking the Conecuh County Commission to court after a 3-2 approval okayed the controversial Conecuh Woods Landfill.

Carter's suit seeks a declaratory judgement against the landfill, and it cites numerous reasons for the request including the area's home to endangered species, its proximity to historic sites and churches and failure to provide adequate public comment/notice.

[READ: Repton Complain Document (.pdf)]

The 5,100 acre landfill is slated for land along Alabama 41 from the Range community to Repton, and will also encompass parts west toward Big Escambia Creek.

It will take in 300 to 500 tons of trash a day as it comes online but will ultimately aim for 15,000 tons a day.

Those in support of the landfill say it will bring much needed jobs to the local economy. 

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