The Bell City Council has voted to join a group of Vernon-area businessmen who have filed a lawsuit against that city to oppose construction of a hazardous waste incinerator there.
The suit, which was filed in December by the Central City South Assn., challenges the issuance of initial permits for the plant in March, 1987, and also charges Vernon with giving inadequate notice of a public hearing on the matter, said William D. Ross, an attorney for the association. The suit charges that a complete environmental impact report should be done to assess potential risks to area residents and businesses.
"We are concerned with the political ramifications and why the city is being so slip-shod in putting this project together," said Diana P. Scott, another attorney for the association.
California Thermal Treatment Services, the firm that wants to build the $29-million incinerator, already has secured most of the necessary permits.