Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

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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ERT Witness Statement – Wilf Ruland (Supplemental)

April 17 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Wilf Ruland is the expert hydrogeologist retained by the Concerned Citizens to investigate, analyze, and report on hydrogeological issues at the Richmond Landfill. Waste Management has for many years claimed that the Richmond Landfill was not impacting off-site ground water quality. Mr. Ruland has testified that in his opinion Waste Management was incorrect. Read his entire testimony by clicking the link: 2015... Read more

ERT Witness Statement of Michael Bossio

April 13 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Witness Statement of Michael Bossio OUTLINE OF EVIDENCE 1. I am the Chair of the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (“CCCTE”), which is the Appellant in these proceedings. My evidence is factual in nature. I have no personal, pecuniary or proprietary interest in the subject-matter of the appeal. (a) Background: CCCTE Membership and Objectives 2. The CCCTE (formerly known as Stop Richmond... 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