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Eagle Ford: Rep. Kuempel opposes landfill




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SEGUIN -- State Rep. John Kuempel has stated his opposition to a proposed municipal solid waste landfill in Guadalupe County, citing concerns for groundwater safety.

Kuempel addressed an Aug. 23 letter to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director Zac Covar, outlining his stance regarding a permit sought by Post Oak Clean Green Inc. The proposed landfill site is located at 7787 F.M. 1150, approximately 12.1 miles east of Seguin just south of I-10.

“As you are aware, an overwhelming majority of citizens, landowners, and water authorities located in Guadalupe County and surrounding counties have raised significant concerns with the permitting of the Post Oak landfill,” Kuempel wrote. He added that the site’s placement above the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer raised concerns about the water supply, saying protection of the water “is absolutely imperative. ... the proposed site for the landfill poses an unacceptable risk to this region’s water supply.”
 

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