P. Lanier Pegues, Co-founder and CEO of Waste to Green Energy, said that the purpose of the forum is to allow the citizens of the community to hear and learn about the various alternatives to the South Carolina Mega-Dumps.
The South Carolina based Waste to Green Energy (W2GE) is a non-profit organization. Its goal is to benefit the residents affected by the planned Mega-Dump.
“We can only do this with community support and we look forward to presenting our ideas on the matter. It will also give those present an opportunity to voice their ideas and suggestions as well,” said Pegues.
According to Pegues, the Wallace planned Mega-Dump will allegedly bring over 2,500 tons of trash into South Carolina. “The Mega-Dump is proposed to be built on the northernmost part of Marlboro County and will lie on over 900 acres of South Carolina’s beautiful land.
“Environmental studies show that a ten acre dump can have a leak rate of up to ten-gallons per day. That’s potentially over 9,000 gallons of pollution that can leak into South Carolina’s ground water daily. This is the same water that residents of Marlboro, Chesterfield, Darlington, and Florence Counties, just to name a few, drink on a daily basis,” said Pegues.
Pegues stressed that a “Mega-Dump” in Marlboro County is not an option. “We must find and implement an alternative. If we don’t do this for ourselves, then let’s consider the children and our future generations, he said.
A buffet style dinner will immediately follow the discussion. For more information call P. Lanier Pageus at 843-337-5560.