BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – There's a debate over chemicals in an area in Bladen County where many people are trying to stop a controversial proposal to leave bio-chemicals on private property.
Those who live in the town of Tar Heel are speaking out about concerns for the health and safety of their families.
More than 100 people came out to the Bladen County Commissioners meeting Monday night.
Those in attendance learned that two farms in the county, one near Chickenfoot Road and another near Hwy. 20, will be accepting bio-solid waste from the Fayetteville Public Works Commission.
Vernon Richardson has lived in the area for 75 years. He owns and operates the Richardson and Sons Tire and Auto Shop on Hwy. 20, about half-a-mile from the proposed bio-solid waste site.
"We are concerned about it," said Richardson. "We don't need it and we don't want it."
He's not just concerned about his own personal business.