Posts Tagged ‘Dump’

Municipal Election: Where Do The Candidates Stand?

October 10 | Posted by Jeff | News

The Concerned Citizens have offered to meet and brief all local candidates in the upcoming election. Most have accepted the offer. We have also offered to publish their statements on the issue. The following are direct transcriptions of the statements provided. Any additional statements will be published as they are received.       Robert Dorey – Napanee Mayor More time and more research have... Read more

Leachate from the Richmond Landfill is leaking off-site

October 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Fears of Concerned Citizens of dangerous chemicals from the Richmond Landfill moving onto nearby properties are confirmed. An investigation into off-site leachate contamination from the Richmond Landfill has found that the probable carcinogen 1,4 dioxane is present in off-site groundwater and in the domestic wells of neighbouring properties. These test results were obtained as a consequence of an ongoing legal challenge... Read more

Leachate Contains 1,4 Dioxane

October 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Leachate Leachate sample collected from Richmond Landfill received at the Greater Napanee sewage plant for treatment before being released into the Napanee River. The sludge is spread on regional farms as a solid waste fertilizer. 1,4 Dioxane This leachate contains 1,4 dioxane, a chemical highly soluble in water, does not bind to soils and readily leaches into groundwater. It is also resistant to naturally... Read more

“Put Art in Your Life” Raffle – Great Progress – Early Bird Winner Announced

October 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The environmental impacts of siting a landfill at this site on fractured limestone are now well documented and accepted by the MOE and Waste Management. This is largely thanks to our team of scientific experts and the Environmental Review Tribunal initiated by the Concerned Citizens. In order to pay for the expert consultation the Concerned Citizens have been running a... Read more

Steve Medd announces candidacy for Greater Napanee Council

August 21 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Jim Barber, Greater Napanee News With a passion for his town, its culture and natural environment, Stephen Medd has decided his unique experiences and areas of expertise could be put to good around the council table. Which is why the long-time community organizer and activist has decided to put his name forward as a candidate for the Oct. 27 municipal election... Read more

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

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