Sherman Smith, director of the Pulaski County Public Works Department, said the agency is concerned that each time the area floods, pollutants would be carried down river.
also said FEMA regulations prohibit biosolids from being spread in a flood-way.
arcus Tilley, an engineer with the state permits branch of the Department of Environmental Quality's
Water Division, said if the area is in a wetlands, "It can have an effect" on the permit.
But it's too early to say whether the project violates federal regulations, he
The department is awaiting a determination from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, on whether the land is considered a wetland.
draft permit on file at the Environmental Quality Department states: "Waste shall not be discharged from this operation to the waters of the State or onto the land in any manner that may result in runoff to the waters of the State."