Why Leaky Land is a Really Bad Place to put a Mega-Dump

May 14 | Posted by Heather | Video, YouTube

Greater Napanee sits on fractured limestone bedrock. The rock is so full of cracks and openings that water enters in various places and moves quickly down and out, eventually entering the water table where it affects drinking water taken from wells and local streams and rivers. Likewise if toxins from things like a mega-dump end up on the ground, they could move quickly and show up somewhere else.

Because of the unpredictable nature of these cracks and crevices, a test well only meters away may not show any contamination, while a drinking water well half a kilometer way could be affected. Once the toxins have entered the ground it is too late. They cannot be easily treated or removed, and it will be next to impossible to trace their source and hold the polluters responsible.

That’s why our Leaky Land must be carefully protected, and why this is a very bad place for anything like a mega-dump. Follow our fight to protect our environment on twitter @LeakyLandNews


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