Georgia county approves waste station next to church

The Catholic News Agency reports:

After long months of debate and hopeful prayer, thousands of Catholics received bitter news as Gwinnett County, Georgia commissioners voted early this month to rezone land to allow a solid waste transfer station to be built in the city of Norcross, adjacent to Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church.

…despite the obvious opposition voiced over and over by thousands of Gwinnett residents, Catholic and otherwise, the proposal was passed.

According to Father Tran, the story does not end here. He said they will use “every available resource” to fight the approval, adding that there is current discussion about bringing legal action against Gwinnett County.

Pat Chivers, communications director for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, said the Environmental Protection Agency would also be contacted, since that federal agency has to approve construction of this type of facility.

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