Articles for the ‘The Leaky Land Blog’ Category

Coming Soon! A new book documents our stand to protect our community

August 12 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part... Read more

Car Boot (car trunk) Sale Fund Raiser June 24, 2017

June 6 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

  VENDORS NEEDED!!!!! Contact: cccteinformation@gmail.com Before June 12th to reserve a space.   CAR “BOOT” Sale (CAR TRUNK) COMMUNITY YARD SALE FUNDRAISER Vendors selling Yard sale Items from their Car Trunks SATURDAY, JUNE 24 8am – 2pm Rain or shine!   (Sponsored by Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs-CCCTE) MELROSE BASEBALL FIELD PARKING LOT McFARLANE ROAD, TYENDINAGA TOWNSHIP (Melrose Rd East from Shannonville Rd; follow... Read more

10th Anniversary of Minister rejection of Richmond Landfill expansion

November 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Ian Munro has written to the editors of our local newspapers, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the rejection of Waste Management’s proposed expansion, of the Richmond Landfill, by Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. The text of his letter follows:       To the Editor Ten years of prosperity Unbelievably, it has now been exactly ten years since the Minister of the Environment soundly rejected... Read more

Expert hydrogeologist declares the Waste Management investigations of the contamination plume unsatisfactory and severely deficient .

June 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

In his report dated May 31, 2016, Wilf Ruland, hydrogeological expert, has described the Richmond Landfill as an “environmental catastrophe”. Mr Ruland has been retained by the Concerned Citizens (CCCTE) to review the work of Waste Management (WMCC) and their consultants as they attempt to find the boundary of the contamination leaking from the now closed landfill. He states “The recent... Read more

Ian Munro writes to the Editor praising the Napanee Council Resolution

May 18 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

To the Editor Last week the Greater Napanee Council passed an important resolution concerning the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) mega landfill proposal. Readers will remember the BREC proposal is the second attempt to massively expand the (now closed) Richmond landfill – the first attempt was rejected in November of 2006 for environmental reasons. The resolution noted the significant and long-standing difficulties... Read more

Celebration!

May 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Concerned Citizens, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate their many successful milestones at the Waterfall Tearoom in Yarker. The theme was water. They were joined by their friends from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte who conducted a very moving Water Ceremony. It was a special evening of thanks, warm friendship, and renewed commitment. Recent successes include the... Read more

Napanee Council Unanimously Pass Resolution Requesting WM to Withdraw Their Application for New Megadump

April 27 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Napanee Council has passed a resolution which reaffirms the town’s position that they would be an “unwilling host” to the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) which is proposed to include a mega-dump located beside the now closed and leaking Richmond Landfill. They are also requesting Waste Management (WM) to withdraw their application and requesting Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and... Read more

Our accomplished environmental lawyer reflects on 30 years at CELA

February 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

We have had many years of good fortune to be represented by the accomplished Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) lawyer, Rick Lindgren. Rejecting  the many lucrative opportunities available to a lawyer of his capability, experience and reputation, Rick has chosen to focus his career in defence of our environment. Here he reflects on 30 years as a CELA lawyer. http://www.cela.ca/blog/2016-02-02/30-30-confessions-cela-lifer  

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Belleville Intelligencer Reports on Tribunal Decision

January 9 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

By Emily Mountney-Lessard, The Intelligencer Wednesday, January 6, 2016. An Environmental Review Tribunal has ordered improvements on the Richmond Landfill in Greater Napanee be imposed. In the lengthy decision, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has ordered the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to impose significant improvements to Waste Management’s Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) for the now-closed Richmond Landfill. Following days of... Read more

ERT Decision Supports Concerned Citizens vs Waste Management

January 6 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

In its detailed decision dated December 24, 2015, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has ordered the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to impose significant improvements to Waste Management’s (WM) Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) for the now-closed Richmond Landfill located in Greater Napanee, Ontario. The ERT has also ordered a much stricter leachate detection regime. Full text... Read more