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Environmental activist concerned about toxins from landfill sinkhole getting into aquifer listen

12/16/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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On Tuesday, a large sinkhole opened in a southeast Hillsborough County landfill. Some environmentalists are concerned the toxins from the landfill could contaminate the aquifer.

The 25-year-old landfill is operated by Waste Management and according to the county's website, the facility receives non-processable solid waste, shredded tires and demolition debris. I only has a clay lining.

Vivian Bacca is a board member of United Citizens Action Network and is active in community and enviro...

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Controversy over proposed landfill in Pasco County

02/10/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Thursday is the day environmental activists think the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will reveal whether or not it will issue a permit regarding the proposed Angelo's Aggregate Materials Class 1 Landfill near the Green Swamp in eastern Pasco County.

Temple Terrace, Tampa, Dade City, and Zephyrhills have joined a wide cross-section of environmental interests in opposing this bad idea. Environmentalists are concerned about the potential impact on groundwater resources, the r...

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