Flap over N. Carolina fluff plans set to linger as anti-Neu bill fails

Sep 28, 2005 | 01:21 PM | Paul Schaffer

North Carolina's legislative jousting over Hugo Neu Corp. ended with the lower house ignoring the anti-Neu bill that had passed the state Senate.

The New York-based company wants to process vehicle shredder fluff and nonferrous metallics in Navassa, N.C. Part of the site would be a 150-acre landfill which would accumulate shredder fluff for 30 years.

The unsuccessful bill would have transferred zoning authority to Brunswick County from the town of Navassa (AMM, July 29). The town's officials, presiding over a low-income community, want the jobs and the tax revenue the facility would create. But county officials, with a mostly prosperous constituency, don't want the artificial hill on their horizon or the trucks carrying material from....

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