THAT DUMP SITE IS GOING TO RUIN THE WEATHER REPORT FOR THE HOUSTON REGION!
I thought this was an interesting story appearing in a Fort Bend newspapers. It involves three Houston television stations taking a stand against the expansion of a dump site. The stations say the expansion could put our lives in danger!
The safety of everyone in the Houston and Galveston region will be at risk if Blue Ridge Landfill expands, because the giant pile of refuse would block Doppler radar signals and prevent hurricane detection, three Houston TV stations claim.
That information surfaced in documents filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Those documents include a request by Houston’s ABC, NBC and Fox Broadcasting television affiliates to formally contest plans by Blue Ridge Landfill TX LP to expand Blue Ridge Landfill, at 2200 F.M. 521, a mile north of Fresno in Fort Bend County.
The landfill’s owner, a subsidiary of industry giant Allied Waste, wants to increase the landfill “waste footprint” from the current 302 acres to 784 acres, and increase the maximum height at which refuse can be piled, from the current 58 feet to 170 feet.
But at that height, say officials with KTRK Channel 13, KHOU Channel 11 and Fox affiliate KRIV, the giant mound of garbage would block weather radar signals from the stations’ towers, 3 miles or less away to the northwest.
Full Article: http://www.fortbendnow.com/news/2790/tv-stations-trash-heap-from-landfill-expansion-would-block-doppler-radar-put-public-at-risk