Rusk County Wastewater Ponds

A civic dispute over wastewater ponds has some Rusk County homeowners objecting to an business expanding its operations... into their backyards. Sadlers Bar-b-que runs its nationwide processing and distribution plant in Henderson. Because of increased production they've announced they must now build three waste water holding ponds within a couple of hundred yards of nearby homes. Homeowners we talked with are worried that the stench from the plant will be overwhelming and that the ponds would be an unsafe area for children... But plant officials say that they are keeping public safety a priority. Homeowners have started a petition opposing the ponds that they intend to present to Henderson City Council.