Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

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


May 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Concerned Citizens, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate their many successful milestones at the Waterfall Tearoom in Yarker. The theme was water. They were joined by their friends from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte who conducted a very moving Water Ceremony. It was a special evening of thanks, warm friendship, and renewed commitment. Recent successes include the... Read more

Napanee Council Unanimously Pass Resolution Requesting WM to Withdraw Their Application for New Megadump

April 27 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Napanee Council has passed a resolution which reaffirms the town’s position that they would be an “unwilling host” to the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) which is proposed to include a mega-dump located beside the now closed and leaking Richmond Landfill. They are also requesting Waste Management (WM) to withdraw their application and requesting Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and... Read more

ERT Decision Supports Concerned Citizens vs Waste Management

January 6 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

In its detailed decision dated December 24, 2015, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has ordered the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to impose significant improvements to Waste Management’s (WM) Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) for the now-closed Richmond Landfill located in Greater Napanee, Ontario. The ERT has also ordered a much stricter leachate detection regime. Full text... Read more

Ian Munro named Chairman and Marilyn Kendall named Secretary

December 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

At the Annual General Meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Tyendinaga and Environs held on December 15 Ian Munro was elected Chairman and Marilyn Kendall was elected Secretary. Ian will retain his position as Chair of the Technical Committee and Press Officer. Ian has had 14 years of stelar service on the Concerned Citizens. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of... Read more

Mike Bossio is awarded ‘Certificate of Appreciation’

December 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

As a consequence of his new responsibilities as a Member of Parliament Mike has had to tender his recognition as Chairman. The concerned Citizens’ Committee has awarded him with a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ to recognize his hard work on behalf of our community. Under his leadership, the Concerned Citizens have steadfastly thwarted two proposals to expand the Richmond Landfill to... Read more

Mike Bossio sworn in as MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington

December 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Congratulations to the Chairman of The Concerned Citizens, Mike Bossio who is sworn in as the new Liberal Member of Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington on November 25 2015 . After a hard won campaign Mike was elected on November 19. Mike has provided solid leadership to the citizens group. He has  worked tirelessly on all aspects of our David... Read more

Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Arguments – June 22, 2015

June 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

(Napanee). After weeks of detailed technical evidence, the public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will conclude next Monday when the parties present their final arguments to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The Tribunal hearing will be held on June 22, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Tyendinaga Township Recreation Hall, 363 McFarland Road, R.R. #1, Shannonville. The hearing was... Read more

ERT Witness Statement – Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert

April 17 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Toxicology expert Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert testified regarding the toxic effects of 1,4 dioxane which is contained in the leachate at the Richmond Landfill. It is leaking off-site, impacting the groundwater and contaminating neighbour’s wells. Read her witness statement by clicking here: ERT Supp Witness Statement Forkert  

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ERT Witness Statement – Wilf Ruland

April 17 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Wilf Ruland, expert hydrogeologist provides background and analyses of the hydrogeological setting of the Richmond Landfill. He will testify about the groundwater and the plume of leaking leachate into the underlying fractured bedrock.  Read his testimony by clicking this link: 2013 Witness Statement (final)

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