KPBS: Pala Band discusses opposition to landfill by sacred site

"San Diego County Department of Environmental Health will hold a meeting at the Fallbrook Library, on Wednesday Feb. 23 at 6:30, to listen to public input on the Gregory Canyon Landfill.

A public information meeting will be held tonight in the ongoing effort to get a landfill built at the North county site of Gregory Canyon. San Diego County voters originally approved the landfill location back in 1994…but obtaining required permits, conducting studies and defending lawsuits - has delayed construction at the site. The North county location is fiercely opposed by members of the Pala Indian tribe, who's land is adjacent to the proposed landfill. The Gregory Canyon Landfill would also be situated near the San Luis Rey River prompting concerns over both ground and water contamination.

The permitting process for the landfill is moving forward but the issue is still deeply contentious. The public hearing tonight at the new Fallbrook library is expected to be well-attended and we'll get a preview of some of the arguments."

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