This Week in Chester History

In 1981, the Combe Fill South landfill ceased operation after more than 30 years of community frustration, concern, and court involvement. Members of West Morris HALT (Help Avoid a Landfill Tragedy) and residents in the area were on the scene as gates were closed and locked for good. Despite the celebration, however, those living near the landfill continued to drink bottled water due to leachate contamination.