Quinte News Reports Toxic Chemicals Leaking From Richmond Landfill

January 20 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Jan 13 Press ConfOfficials have confirmed that toxic chemicals are leaching from the closed Richmond Landfill site into neighbouring Tyendinaga Township. **

The toxins are close to where a new landfill and recycling centre is being proposed on the Tyendinaga – Napanee border.

Both the owners, the concerned citizens of Tyendinaga, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Reeve Rick Philips told a news conference in Napanee today that a carcinogen called 1-4 dioxin was present in off-site groundwater and some domestic wells in the area.

Pohgek Forgert, a scientist from Queens University was there.

She says 1-4 dioxin poses serious health risks to humans.

** Note: We note that leachate has been found in test wells south of Beechwood Road which is in the Town of Greater Napanee.

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