Triad public hearing today Staff reports

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

NATCHEZ &8212; A public hearing to discuss allowing Triad Disposal to accept a broader class of waste will be held at the Adams County Board of Supervisors office at 10 a.m. today.

In March the supervisors decided to ask the state for permission to modify the county&8217;s solid waste plan. A modified plan would allow the Old U.S. Highway 84 No. 3 dump to receive debris from throughout the state &8212; including debris from Hurricane Katrina.

The county also plans to ask the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for permission to build a transfer station at the Natchez-Adams Port to handle the debris.

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Supervisors have been in favor of the idea because Sylvan Power would burn most of the debris. The electric company is seeking to locate at the old International Paper site.

Currently, Triad is only authorized to accept Class I rubbish &8212; construction debris, wood and concrete, minus asbestos and most of the metal &8212; from surrounding counties and parishes.

The DEQ denied a similar request in 2002 to allow Triad to accept more debris.

The board of supervisors office is on State Street.