Havelock residents on old dump living in fear

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 05:49 PM.

"She’s elderly, she’s a widow, and she can’t even go in her back yard because she’s afraid she’ll fall down and break a leg," he said.

Salter said a truck hood was found buried in his yard, along with numerous other trash items. He said the shifting land has caused lattice work on his shed to split.

"My land is sinking," he said.

As is his property value, he said.

"The value of my house? What do I got?" he said. "If I tried to sell my house today, which I wouldn’t want to, but I’ve got to disclose that I live on a dump. Who’s going to buy it? It’s a mess."

But Salter’s main complaint, and the complaint of other residents, is that nothing seems to be getting done.

"The state has drugged its feet," Salter said.

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