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Chesterfield Residents Express Landfill Concerns

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Chesterfield, VA—"Fly ash" and "fluff" are materials can be harmful to your health, and some Chesterfield residents are outraged that they may soon be deposited at a landfill just miles from their homes.

Chesterfield resident Missy D'Aconti was stunned to learn this landfill plans to start collecting two new kinds of waste: fly ash and fluff. Fly ash is a term for coal combustion products, and fluff is automobile shredder residue.

"It's dangerous. There's no reason for it," Missy said.

The Skinquarter facility wants to take in fly ash and fluff, although very few facilities accept these materials.

At a heated meeting on Monday evening, residents weighed in.

"No other state wants it, that's why this is going to be coming. Trucks from the northeast, all the way down here to little old Chesterfield, bringing their toxic waste. It's horrible."

Currently, the landfill is mainly used for wood product recycling, and neighbors aren't only concerned about future environmental problems, but also traffic on Hull Street.  A number of cars travel through the area every day; folks in the area say that more traffic won't help.

Residents are demanding that the county reject the proposal.

The landfill owner's attorney also attended the meeting. He told 8News that the residents have valid concerns, but Skinquarter will be extremely cautious.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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