Glover wants Jindal to take notice of landfill issue

Published: Jun. 19, 2014 at 2:42 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2014 at 2:52 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport officials presented to a packed room of residents Wednesday night about the status of the landfill fires in the MLK community.

The public meeting was held on the campus of Southern University. The meeting came in response to the latest string of landfill fires on a privately owned landfill owned by Harrelson Materials Management.

Over the past 10 days, fire crews have worked non-stop to contain the it.

"We're allocating resources to the landfill, which means we're pulling resources away from other parts of the city, but we're doing that in a manner where we don't leave such a big void in one part of the community," said Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford.

"We're rotating those pieces of equipment from different parts of the city, so if we need to, we're back in those areas," he said.

Mayor Cedric Glover said the city is in litigation with the Harrelson and has four active lawsuits against the it. He also presented violations the company has been guilty of over the past 20 years.

Harrelson Materials Management filed a lawsuit against the city back in 2010.

Glover said now he plans to ask Gov. Bobby Jindal to step in and force the company to stop its landfill operation.

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