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Proposed Landfill - Brantley County Brantley County Development Partners, LLC is attempting to build a landfill in Waynesville (Brantley County). The site they have chosen contains several wetlands, is prone to flooding, and it is nearby 2 elementary schools, private residences, and churches. It is not an appropriate location for a landfill. It violates the site limitations put forth in Brantley County's Solid Waste Management Plan. On Dec 17th, 2019, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) shared Draft Site Limitations, and the public has the opportunity to comment until January 15th, 2020. Please click below for a sample comment letter, and personalize your own comment to let EPD know this is not a good place for a landfill. More info here.
Proposed Mine Near Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge Twin Pines Minerals has submitted an application (application number SAS-2018-00554) to the Savannah District of US Army Corps of Engineers for a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for a proposed mining operation. Twin Pines Minerals plans to impact over 580 acres of wetlands and over 7,000 feet of streams at the headwaters of the St. Marys River and near the Okefenokee Swamp. There is not enough information available at this point to prove that the project will not impact the hydrology of swamp and St. Marys River. The US Army Corps of Engineers should require an Environmental Impact Statement before it makes a decision on this permit application. Stay tuned for a decision from the Corps.