Will proposed landfill threaten Tampa's drinking water?

08/08/07 Robert Lorei
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There is a proposal to build a landfill in east Pasco County, close to the headwaters of the Hillsborough River, a main source of drinking water for the city of Tampa.

The proposed landfill is about one mile from the Hillsborough River basin, near Dade City. The initial proposal called for a 30-acre landfill, but the company that wants to build it has the option of expanding it to 600 acres.

In east Pasco, a citizen’s group called Protector’s of Florida’s Legacy is trying to get the permit for the landfill denied.

Carl Roth is a spokesperson for the group. He joined WMNF's Rob Lorei to discuss his groups' perspective on the landfill.

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has the landfill been built yet???... I have a project and I need to know ASAP. Thanks so much. Ashlin