Posts Tagged ‘Dump’

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

New Ministry Report concludes that Richmond Landfill is “CausingOffsite Groundwater Impacts”

December 31 | Posted by Heather | News, The Leaky Land Blog

 Toronto -Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment has concluded that the Richmond Landfill Site near Napanee is “causing offsite groundwater impacts” in exceedance of Ministry guidelines. The Ministry has also concluded that this represents non-compliance with the environmental approval issued to the site owner, Waste Management of Canada Corporation. The Ministry’s recent conclusions are based on monitoring data submitted by Waste Management in... Read more

Behind the Lines – First Public Meeting

May 30 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

What a great event we had at the high school last week. So many Napanee residents showed their real concern for what is happening to them.  The facts were presented. There was an opportunity for questions in an open forum. There is a massive push-back under way. The volunteer organization (the CCCTE) has been growing in numbers and strength.  A dedicated group... Read more

Residents File Legal Appeal Against Richmond Dump Licence

April 16 | Posted by Heather | News

Toronto – A group of local residents has filed its Notice of Appeal against seven conditions contained in the site licence for the massive Richmond Landfill located near Napanee, Ontario. In a strongly worded decision, Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal recently agreed with the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (CCCTE) that the conditions appeared to be unreasonable and insufficiently protective of... Read more

Ministry Lays Charge Against Waste Management for Leak at Richmond Dump

February 13 | Posted by Heather | News

Toronto - Recent inspections by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of the stormwater management facility at the Richmond Landfill near Napanee have resulted in the issuance of a Provincial Officer’s Order and a Provincial Offences Notice against Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM). The Provincial Officer’s Report regarding this matter states that: - MOE staff inspected the stormwater management facility on November 16 and... Read more

Expert Reviewer Raises Concerns about Leachate Contamination at Richmond Landfill

October 18 | Posted by Heather | News

A detailed report by an expert hydrogeologist retained by local citizens has raised serious concerns about leachate contamination at the Richmond Landfill Site near Napanee, Ontario.   The report was prepared by Wilf Ruland, P. Geo., and it has been forwarded to the Ministry of the Environment. Mr. Ruland’s report scrutinizes existing monitoring data collected by Waste Management (WM), and, among other... Read more