Posts Tagged ‘BREC’

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

Current Developments Related to the Richmond Landfill

November 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Currently three separate processes are under way concerning the future of the Richmond landfill. The first is an Environmental Review Tribunal Appeal which addresses concerns associated with the closure, monitoring and remediation of the existing waste mound. The second is an Environmental Assessment which has been initiated by the site’s owner in an attempt to build another – much larger... Read more

OPAL support EPA amendments to prohibit unsuitable landfill siting

September 30 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Opal have added their support to the Concerned Citizens request to have the EPA amended to prohibit new or expanded landfills on unsuitable sites. They also support an amendment that would prohibit a proponent from re-applying to establish or expand a landfill on or adjacent to a site that has previously been refused for environmental reasons. Read their letter of support... Read more

Residents, Mohawks, Environmentalists Apply for Changes in Ontario’s Landfill Law

July 11 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

                                                                             No Means No! Residents, Mohawks and Environmentalists Apply for Changes in Ont. Landfill Law (Toronto). Three participants in the long-standing fight against the Richmond Landfill near Napanee... Read more

LeakyLand Fundraiser Raffle

April 1 | Posted by Mike | News, Public Notice, The Leaky Land Blog

Concerned Citizens have been battling the world’s largest waste company for over 15 years. Our goal is a simple one. We want to protect the environment from the impact of the Richmond Landfill. There is evidence that leachate is migrating off-site from the Richmond Landfill Site and causing off-site groundwater impacts. Due to the fractured limestone on which it is located, determining... Read more

Concerned Citizens Launch Campaign- First Public Meeting May 23 7:00pm Napanee and District Secondary School

May 15 | Posted by Jeff | News

Concerned citizens announce the launch of a public information campaign to inform local residents and municipal and provincial representatives of the issues surrounding the proposal to build a new mega landfill adjacent to the existing and highly controversial Richmond landfill in the Town of Greater Napanee.  This new landfill expansion is known as the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC). The... Read more

Concerned Citizens Battle Waste Management on Leaky Land

April 23 | Posted by Heather | The Leaky Land Blog

Most of us are happy to put the garbage on the curb and have it magically disappear the next day. Where does it go? Who cares? Once its out of sight, it’s out of mind. Besides, we pay waste management companies big bucks to safely dispose of this stuff. So no worries, right? Wrong. The companies that manage our waste make a healthy profit. In fact,... Read more

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal Leave to Appeal – Document March 30, 2012

March 30 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

This 26 page document gives details of the decision taken by Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) to grant leave to appeal certain terms of Waste Management’s Environmental Monitoring Plan for the closed Richmond Landfill.  ERT Leave to Appeal March 30, 2012 (from the document) “The landfill is located approximately 1 km north of Highway 401, northeast of the intersection of County Road 10 and... Read more