Residents not happy with Matthews-area medical waste incinerator


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As Julie Rose of WFAE reports, Matthews residents are none-too-pleased that owners of the medical waste incinerator near Monroe Road will probably meet new EPA standards in 2014. Mecklenburg County Air Quality Director Don Willard said Healthcare Waste Solutions has been a good operator of the incinerator. He noted that past owners have not been as good at meeting compliance.

It is an old facility that has had a checkered past in regards to compliance and operations. But the most recent owners have operated it as well as - well better than anyone else has.”

The incinerator is located jest east of Interstate 485 near the Union County border.

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Mint Hill Police check point nets 56 violations

The Mint Hill Police Department hosted a DWI Checking Station  March 12 on Albemarle Road. The checking station, which was a multi-agency event in conjunction with Governors Highway Safety Program, netted 56 violations, including a whopping 22  for no operator license.  Other violations: DWI-6,  Open Container-3, Drug Violations-6, Driving While License Revoked-2. There were also 17 other violations. The agencies that participated were Mint Hill PD (Host), NCSHP, CMPD, Huntersville, PD, Matthews PD, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Pineville PD, and Cornelius PD.

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Matthews committee will look at special needs and senior populations

An Advisory Committee on the Special Needs and Senior populations is in the process of being organized by the Town of Matthews. Town Commissioner Nancy Moore is heading up this effort to ensure the needs of this segment of the town’s population are met.

“This committee will aid Town officials as we work to serve the Special Needs and Senior Populations,” said Moore. “Census figures estimate that there are 2,300 residents who are disabled and 2,900 residents who are over the age of 65 living in Matthews.

If you would like to serve on this committee please contact the Town Clerk at 704-847-4411, ext. 231.

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