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Pala Band raises water in fight against landfill

A coalition led by the Pala Band of Mission Indians is using the threat of water contamination to fight a proposed landfill.

San Diegans for Clean Drinking Water says the Gregory Canyon dump would sit atop a major aquifer. They are asking voters to rescind approval for the facility, which is located near two sacred sites.

But the backers of the landfill dispute claims of pollution. They say the aquifer is about a quarter-mile away and that similar sites have not contaminated the water supply. They also accuse the Pala Band of trying to protect its casino and not the environment.

The issue is on the November 2 ballot.

Get the Story:
Fight over landfill may boil down to water fears (The San Diego Union-Tribune 9/28)

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