Posts Tagged ‘Dump’

Trump’s EPA Nominee and WM Retained Witness Withdraws

December 14 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Michael Dourson was retained by Waste Management (WM) to appear at as an expert  witness  at the Environmental Review Tribunal.  At the tribunal he testified that 1,4 Dioxane was safe at concentrations 300 times that recommended by the CCCTE witness Dr. Poh-Gek Fohkert. After hearing Dr. Fohkert’s testimony and Dourson’s answers to questions poised by environmental lawyer Rick Lindgren the... Read more

A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser

December 14 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The following article was published in the Scoop’s December 2017/ January 2018 edition. A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser By Jeff Whan It was one of those magical fall days when the air is crisp and clear, the sun is warm, and the colours provide the backdrop. We were gathered at the glorious SpindleTree Gardens in the Orangery to celebrate the arrival... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch, Fundraiser a resounding success!

October 15 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The venue is the gorgeous Spindle Tree Gardens. Thanks to Barry Lovegrove for the beautiful photographs and David Maracle for his evocative music… oh and thanks to our team that made this happen and all of our volunteers, donors and attendees. We raised over $14,000. And a special thanks to Carolyn Butts for her partnership in pulling this together in... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch, Fundraiser on Sunday Oct 1

September 26 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

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The new book “Fighting Dirty” is now available and receives critical acclaim

September 7 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Poh-Gek Forkert’s book Fighting Dirty  is now available. The book has received unprecedented praise: “Fighting Dirty is a primer for citizens’ groups battling against powerful corporations attempting to override sensible environmental planning. But more than that it tells the story of a community of rural agricultural an indigenous peoples pulled together by a need to protect the land they love. It’s well... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch & Fundraiser

August 29 | Posted by Jeff | News

There are a limited number of tickets available for the Garden Party, Book Launch & Fundraiser. The book Fighting Dirty – How a small community took on big trash chronicles our decades long battle to protect our community and the environment. To order tickets please email: ccctetickets@gmail.com  

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Coming Soon! A new book documents our stand to protect our community

August 12 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part... Read more

10th Anniversary of Minister rejection of Richmond Landfill expansion

November 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Ian Munro has written to the editors of our local newspapers, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the rejection of Waste Management’s proposed expansion, of the Richmond Landfill, by Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. The text of his letter follows:       To the Editor Ten years of prosperity Unbelievably, it has now been exactly ten years since the Minister of the Environment soundly rejected... Read more

Expert hydrogeologist declares the Waste Management investigations of the contamination plume unsatisfactory and severely deficient .

June 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

In his report dated May 31, 2016, Wilf Ruland, hydrogeological expert, has described the Richmond Landfill as an “environmental catastrophe”. Mr Ruland has been retained by the Concerned Citizens (CCCTE) to review the work of Waste Management (WMCC) and their consultants as they attempt to find the boundary of the contamination leaking from the now closed landfill. He states “The recent... Read more

Ian Munro writes to the Editor praising the Napanee Council Resolution

May 18 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

To the Editor Last week the Greater Napanee Council passed an important resolution concerning the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) mega landfill proposal. Readers will remember the BREC proposal is the second attempt to massively expand the (now closed) Richmond landfill – the first attempt was rejected in November of 2006 for environmental reasons. The resolution noted the significant and long-standing difficulties... Read more