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Residents petition against truck terminal

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Hunt has lived in the Whitehaven neighborhood since 1977. Hunt has lived in the Whitehaven neighborhood since 1977.
Clark Anderson has a petition from the neighborhood with 200 names from residents not wanting the business behind their homes. Clark Anderson has a petition from the neighborhood with 200 names from residents not wanting the business behind their homes.

(WMC-TV) - Residents in one Mid-South community are taking action. Construction has begun in their Whitehaven neighborhood on a project they are not happy about.

"My family and I we're not taking this easy. It's a situation we just don't like," said neighbors James Hunt.

Hunt has lived in the Whitehaven neighborhood since 1977. He and his neighbors are upset because of plans to put a truck terminal with more than 200 bays right behind their houses. The construction can be seen from neighbors' backyards.

Clark Anderson has a petition from the neighborhood with 200 names from residents not wanting the business behind their homes. They are worried about the diesel fuel and the noise.

"I've been on the phone burning up every kind of place, burning up from Nashville to Atlanta to Washington D.C.," said Anderson.

A group from the neighborhood went before the Memphis City Council who approved the truck terminal. Myron Lowery said it will bring at least 200 jobs, and the company promised to put up barriers to block the noise and the diesel fuel.

These residents are still not giving up.

Construction on the truck terminal is still in the early stages. No word on when it could be complete.

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