President of "Save the Ogallala Aquifer" Hits the Hub - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/23/09

President of "Save the Ogallala Aquifer" Hits the Hub

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  One environmentalist is defending what he says is one of Lubbock's water sources from toxic waste. NewsChannel 11's Nicole Pesecky sat down with Adam Greenwood, president of-"Save the Ogallala Aquifer."

Greenwood has made it his mission to protect the Ogallala aquifer. Some experts say the aquifer is under the Waste Control Specialists landfill in Andrews, where millions of pounds of toxic waste is being dumped and could end up contaminating the water source.

Greenwood is traveling around the Lone Star State to create awareness. He hopes to shed some light on the subject causing authorities to revoke the Waste Control Specialist's licenses.

Greenwood says, "I hope to get the TCEQ or the Texas legislature to put a break on this process and take another long look at it and decide whether we have to have a radioactive and toxic waste dump in the state of Texas and if putting it on top of drinking water is the right thing to do."

Officials with the Waste Control Specialists site say the aquifer is not under their landfill and that it doesn't leak toxic waste.

Greenwood says his next stop is Abilene. 

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