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Impacts of wastewater plant addressed

By Brad Kellar

Greenville – The City of Greenville learns its new wastewater treatment plant will have no negative environmental impact.

River City Engineering, the contractor on the project, briefed the City Council Tuesday that a study of the $20 million project found no direct or indirect impacts to the surrounding environment. They said there were some "pretty minor concerns" raised in the study, dealing with temporary increases in traffic and noise during the construction of the plant. No one addressed the Council during the public hearing Tuesday.

The existing Wastewater Treatment Plant was built 1953. It was expanded in 1963 and received its last major upgrade almost 30 years ago. The entire project is expected to take until sometime in 2011 to complete.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as KETR's Greenville Correspondent Brad Kellar reports.