Articles for the ‘The Leaky Land Blog’ Category

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

“Put Art in Your Life” Raffle – Great Progress – Early Bird Winner Announced

October 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The environmental impacts of siting a landfill at this site on fractured limestone are now well documented and accepted by the MOE and Waste Management. This is largely thanks to our team of scientific experts and the Environmental Review Tribunal initiated by the Concerned Citizens. In order to pay for the expert consultation the Concerned Citizens have been running a... Read more

Steve Medd announces candidacy for Greater Napanee Council

August 21 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Jim Barber, Greater Napanee News With a passion for his town, its culture and natural environment, Stephen Medd has decided his unique experiences and areas of expertise could be put to good around the council table. Which is why the long-time community organizer and activist has decided to put his name forward as a candidate for the Oct. 27 municipal election... Read more

Ian Munro to run for Napanee Council

July 31 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Jim Barber, Greater Napanee News A keen observer of the goings-on at Town Hall for a number of years, Ian Munro felt he could make a positive contribution around the council table and has let his name stand for the upcoming municipal election as a candidate for council representing Ward 4. A 22-year veteran of the Canadian Forces, Munro was an Air... Read more

LeakyLand.com presents “put Art in your life” Show and Sale Oct 5, 2014

July 30 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

                                                            Concerned Citizens opposing the new dump (the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre) proposed for the old Richmond landfill site are raising funds to cover required technical expertise. (Visit www.leakyland.com.) One of the planned events is an art show and sale – “Put Art in Your Life” – to be held at the Napanee Golf & Country Club on Sunday, October 5th from... Read more

Steve Medd on why you should care about the Richmond Landfill and the BREC megadump proposal

May 30 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Recent scientific evidence (agreed to by the Ministry of Environment) has established that the Richmond Landfill is leaking leachate into the groundwater far off-site. Leachate has contaminated 6 off-site private domestic wells, which together with a significant swath of countryside are contaminated to above limits of the Ministry of the Environment’s Reasonable Use Policy. The contaminated groundwater contains numerous chemicals,... Read more

The Richmond Landfill is Leaking Contaminants Offsite, But Waste Management Website Says It’s Not!

May 5 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

It has been established that Waste Management’s Richmond Landfill has been leaking leachate for decades, and the landfill’s contamination plume in the fractured bedrock groundwater flow system extends far off-site.  It has also been established that the groundwater contamination plume has affected 6 off-site private domestic wells, which together with a significant swath of countryside are contaminated to above limits of the... Read more