HOUSE BILL 593
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTES AND RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IN ANSON COUNTY.
Whereas, hazardous wastes and radioactive material are inevitable by-products of industry in our technologically and scientifically advanced society; and
Whereas, experience has shown that the improper disposal of hazardous wastes and radioactive material has devastating immediate and long-term effects on the environment including crop damage, soil contamination and loss of wildlife, including fish and game animals; and
Whereas, agriculture and outdoor recreational activity, including hiking, hunting and fishing are essential to the economy of Anson County; and
Whereas, a hazardous waste disposal site located in certain areas in Anson County could be a detriment to the wildlife habitat of the area; and
Whereas, a hazardous waste disposal site in Western Alabama is located in a massive chalk (calcium carbonate) deposit that is approximately 1,000 feet thick and is dry throughout its entire thickness; and
Whereas, in North Central Oregon, hazardous wastes are buried in basalt rock approximately 600 feet above the water table; Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. No hazardous wastes, as defined in G.S. 130-166.14(4), or radioactive material, as defined in G.S. 104E-5(14), may be disposed of in Anson County unless the water table at the disposal site is at least 75 feet below the surface.
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 29th day of June, 1981.