Judge blocks sale of land proposed for rendering plant
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A judge has temporarily blocked the Gadsden Airport Authority from selling land proposed for an animal rendering plant that is opposed by many in the community.
The Gadsden Times reports a court ruled that the deal would violate a more than 70-year-old agreement with the federal government.
The nation’s largest chemical weapons school was located in the area during World War II, but the Army relinquished land afterward.
The judge ruled that the land must be used for an airport under a 1947 agreement. He stopped the sale until legal issues are resolved.
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11/18/2021 9:40:32 AM (GMT -6:00)