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Chesterfield landfill withdraws plans to permit hazardous items

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Operators of the Skinquarter landfill tell Chesterfield County they are withdrawing plans to bring in some controversial materials.

The change of heart comes after hundreds in Chesterfield called the materials hazardous.

Grange Hall Elementary is a little more than a mile away from Skinquarter. Parents don't want their kids breathing coal dust.

As of Monday night, parents have won the battle, but they may not have won the war.

Skinquarter said they're not going to put fly ash in the landfill. Fly ash is the dust from burning coal. The company is still hoping to make this happen in the future.

The landfill said the dust is safe by EPA standards, and they would put in a heavy duty liner to protect the groundwater.

Chesterfield parents were not buying it, and put up a tough fight that's given them a victory at the moment.

Truck traffic was also a problem. 600 more trucks were expected on Hull Street Road. Skinquarter still wants the landfill be a place for car recycling. 

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