Villagers in Guilin Protest Landfill Site

Residents in Guilin protested a planned residential landfill site. From China Economic Net:

About 800 people in Lingchuan county of Guilin in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region petitioned on Saturday against a planned residential garbage landfill site that is to be located in a local village over concern for the surrounding environment.

The petitioners were primarily inhabitants of Beishan and Shaotian villages in Lingchuan county. About 500 of them were persuaded by local officials to return to their homes, while the rest carried on to the county government in Lingchuan, where they delivered their petition, the county government said late Saturday.

High-ranking officials of the county government attempted to resolve the dispute and 200 of the petitioners then went to the Guilin city government to register the case.

After holding a meeting on the case, the Guilin city authorities requested that city and county officials explain the garbage landfill project to the villagers, China News Service reported.

July 5, 2010 11:34 AM
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