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January 6, 2004
Albany- East Dougherty residents have been fighting Maple Hill Incorporated for five years about putting a land fill in the area where they live.

They say the company hasn't been honest about their plans, and they say a landfill may cause more pollution in an area adjacent to two Superfund clean-up sites.

"So this meeting is the communities last opportunity to speak out on the environmental issues that surround and have surrounded for the last five and a half years this land fill," said Sonya Gooden, a homeowner.

The group's statement will go to the EPD which will decide if the company gets a permit for the landfill. Last year, the state supreme court forced Dougherty County Commissioners to issue a permit for the landfill even though they were against it.

posted at 11:10 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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