Whether a medical waste incinerator is located east of Macclenny or not will turn on many variables that are yet to be sorted out.
Maybe it’s safe; maybe it’s not. With all the regulatory agencies that have to pass muster on projects like these, and the fact that environmental regulation is the “new religion” of the 21st Century, it’s feasible the project would pose little threat to the surroundings if approved.
The parade of public hearings attached to a project like this is there for a reason. The public needs to be heard, as do the people who want to locate it here with the promise of “clean” industry and much-needed jobs.
What puzzled yours truly in the discussion so far was that people who live around Enterprise East at Trailridge are upset at the nearby Walmart Distribution Center.
Walmart DC has been here a decade, and unless yours truly is misinformed, it has been a resounding asset to Baker County. The jobs pay well, the operation is pollution-free, it’s been a boon to our tax base and from day one the management over there has been the most community conscious of any organization, private or public, in the county. Ever.
What am I missing here?