Articles for the ‘The Leaky Land Blog’ Category

Environmental Review Tribunal issues an interim order to improve the monitoring of the Richmond Landfill

July 24 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Environmental Review Tribunal has issued an interim order to improve the monitoring of the now closed Richmond Landfill. Evidence at the Tribunal confirmed that the old landfill is leaking and contaminating the groundwater beyond the boundaries of the property owned by Waste Management. This order requires more rigorous monitoring and reporting than had been required in the monitoring plan... Read more

Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Argument – CCCTE

June 22 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

This links to the Final Submission of the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs given to the Environmental Review Tribunal June 22, 2015 FINAL SUBMISSIONS OF THE APPELLANT (FINAL)

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Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Argument – MBQ

June 22 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

This link is to the Final Submission of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) to the Environmental Review Tribunal on June 22, 2015   MBQ – CLOSING SUBMISSIONS – FINAL – 150612 FINAL SUBMISSIONS OF THE APPELLANT (FINAL)

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Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Arguments – June 22, 2015

June 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

(Napanee). After weeks of detailed technical evidence, the public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will conclude next Monday when the parties present their final arguments to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The Tribunal hearing will be held on June 22, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Tyendinaga Township Recreation Hall, 363 McFarland Road, R.R. #1, Shannonville. The hearing was... Read more

Environmental Review Witness Statements

April 13 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal is underway in Belleville. As the hearing progresses we will post witness statements here. The hearing is conducted by the Tribunal with witness statements given under oath, questions from the lawyers representing the participants, and cross-examination. After the evidence is heard the Tribunal renders decisions which will be binding on Waste Management and the MOECC. Witnesses file... Read more

Environmental Tribunal to Hold Public Hearing on Leaking Landfill

April 6 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The much-anticipated public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will commence next week before Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The hearing will commence on April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am in a conference room at the Travelodge Hotel in Belleville (11 Bay Bridge Road), and will continue for approximately three weeks. The hearing was initiated by an appeal filed in 2012... Read more

Mary Lynne Sammon

January 27 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mary Lynne Sammon. She has been at the heart and soul of the Citizens Group from the beginning. A creative and lateral thinker, a dedicated worker, and a principled team member, she will be greatly missed. Chief R. Don Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte said: “I enjoyed... Read more

“Put Art in Your Life” Raffle Results

January 8 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Congratulations to our “Put Art in Your Life” Raffle Winners on January 7,2015! The winners from last night’s final draw are: 4th prize: MIKE WHALEN of Marysville, “Me and my Iris” wall bowl 3rd prize: MARY SURMAN of Centreville, “Crown Sterling” framed watercolour 2nd prize: GERRY DIEMERT of Corbyville, “Iris Vase” one of a kind vase 1st prize: PJ DAVIS-BEACH of Deseronto, “Iris Wall Lamp”... Read more

Leachate from the Richmond Landfill is leaking off-site

October 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Fears of Concerned Citizens of dangerous chemicals from the Richmond Landfill moving onto nearby properties are confirmed. An investigation into off-site leachate contamination from the Richmond Landfill has found that the probable carcinogen 1,4 dioxane is present in off-site groundwater and in the domestic wells of neighbouring properties. These test results were obtained as a consequence of an ongoing legal challenge... Read more

Leachate Contains 1,4 Dioxane

October 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Leachate Leachate sample collected from Richmond Landfill received at the Greater Napanee sewage plant for treatment before being released into the Napanee River. The sludge is spread on regional farms as a solid waste fertilizer. 1,4 Dioxane This leachate contains 1,4 dioxane, a chemical highly soluble in water, does not bind to soils and readily leaches into groundwater. It is also resistant to naturally... Read more