Public voices Campbell County landfill concerns at hearing

By Ashlie Walter, The News & Advance.

RUSTBURG — Amid a chorus of complaints from neighbors and attention during this year’s General Assembly session, the Region 2000 Services Authority passed a key benchmark Monday in its promise to address the stench emanating from the regional landfill in Campbell County.

Dozens of residents turned out for a specially called public hearing about a nearly $1 million plan to install a gas collection system at the Livestock Road facility to mitigate odor.

The authority wants to fast-track the initiative, as allowed under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, which gives localities and contractors some leeway to partner in construction projects.