Friday, September 21, 2007

FYI - Outlying Landing Field in Camden?

After intense opposition from residents in Washington and Beaufort Counties, Navy officials announced this week that they will be considering two new sites in Camden for the location of an Outlying Landing Field for Virginia-based jets. One of the sites considered in Camden was planned for a private landfill and is owned by Waste Industries; the other site is near the Currituck County border. Sites in Perquimans and Gates counties are being considered. Two other sites in Southeastern NC are also on the list for consideration: a site on the Jones-Onslow border county border and a site on the border of Duplin and Pender counties. The OLF would bring about 52 jobs to the area. Those opposed to the OLF in Washington and Beaufort Counties expressed concerns about jet noise, property values and the environment.

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