Proposed Golf Course On Dump Is Hailed And Assailed

Controversy and legal challenges continue to swirl around Fort Lauderdale's ongoing move to place a plastic cap over toxic chemicals buried in the Wingate landfill, a precursor to building a golf course.
November 8, 2001, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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On November 6, City Commissioners discussed a report from National Golf Foundation Consulting that supports a nine-hole lighted golf course, driving range and golf learning center -- costing up to about $5 million -- at an old landfill in a predominantly black neighborhood. Some community leaders hailed the move as an improvement. Others said it could expose more people to toxic chemicals.

Thanks to Sheryl Stolzenberg

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Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 in The Miami Herald


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