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7/7/09

Toxic Waste Dump Sues Environmentalist Group

By Nicole Pesecky - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A toxic waste dump in Andrews is suing an environmentalist organization. NewsChannel 11's Nicole Pesecky continues to follow the controversial story.

Monday Waste Control Specialists, a toxic waste landfill, filed the lawsuit claiming Adam Greenwood, founder of "Save the Ogallala Aquifer" has made false claims about the company. Greenwood, also an attorney in New Mexico, says he stands by his former statements explaining that radioactive waste could eventually contaminate the Ogallala aquifer, which he says, sits under the dump.

"I was surprised at the lawsuit. They have legal right to bring suit if they want, but I have legal right to comment on public matters and increase public awareness," Greenwood says after learning of the lawsuit through media reports.

WCS issued statements saying, quote, "As an attorney, Mr. Greenwood should be well aware there are consequences for deliberately misrepresenting the facts and engaging in willful, slanderous activities."

NewsChannel 11 will bring you more details as they become available.

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