New Landfill at the Lake?
Residents around the lake worry that low-quality construction could result in water contamination. The Kissingers have their own well which is their water supply.They worry about pollution from the landfill.
"It's only a quarter of a mile [away from my home]. You know [the construction will have] every rock busted, so you know [pollution will] get in the water," said Benny Kissinger, owner of land near the proposed site.
Right now, the proposed site isn't home to much of anything. There's some cattle, a retaining pond and a bunch of abandoned dirt roads. If the plan is approved, it would take five years to make it ready for lake-area trash.
The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance says new regulations will probably make this landfill a friendly neighbor.
"We do have trash, and we do need to dispose of it somewhere. It's better to put it in one that's properly built than try to overload one that isn't," said Donna Swall, of the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance.
The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance will hold a meeting to discuss and learn about the new landfill on Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laurie Bank -- Bank of Versailles on the corner of "O" Road and Highway 5. Dan Hall and Tom Greddell will speak about the proposed landfill.
Kissinger says he and three hundred others will fight the landfill with everything they've got. The project still faces approval from the Department of Natural Resources.