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Dr. George Klemic
Dr. George Klemic
How Will a Mega Dump Affect an Illinois Community?
Some in the peaceful Illinois town of Cortland were aghast when they learned their elected county officials were considering allowing a mega dump to situate there. It surely would cause a stink, they said, and pollution of the water table, in addition to an increase in traffic and a decrease in property values. Or would it? Other residents, including the majority of the DeKalb County Board, argued the dump would bring needed tax revenue and business, beneficial in the long run to the education of its students and to the overall quality of life. Lewis University Associate Professor of Business Administration, Dr. George Klemic, has begun a long-term intensive study on the situation to answer the question, "What is the real affect of the placement of a mega dump on a community?" [More]