Posts Tagged ‘fractured bedrock’

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 – Ian Munro

April 13 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

WITNESS STATEMENT OF IAN MUNRO OUTLINE OF EVIDENCE (a) Introduction 1. I am a member of the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (“CCCTE”), and currently serve on the CCCTE’s Technical Sub-Committee. As a resident of the Town of Greater Napanee, I have no personal, pecuniary or proprietary interest in the subject-matter of the appeal filed by the CCCTE. My evidence will... Read more

Environmental Tribunal to Hold Public Hearing on Leaking Landfill

April 6 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The much-anticipated public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will commence next week before Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The hearing will commence on April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am in a conference room at the Travelodge Hotel in Belleville (11 Bay Bridge Road), and will continue for approximately three weeks. The hearing was initiated by an appeal filed in 2012... Read more

“Put Art in Your Life” Raffle Results

January 8 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Congratulations to our “Put Art in Your Life” Raffle Winners on January 7,2015! The winners from last night’s final draw are: 4th prize: MIKE WHALEN of Marysville, “Me and my Iris” wall bowl 3rd prize: MARY SURMAN of Centreville, “Crown Sterling” framed watercolour 2nd prize: GERRY DIEMERT of Corbyville, “Iris Vase” one of a kind vase 1st prize: PJ DAVIS-BEACH of Deseronto, “Iris Wall Lamp”... 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

“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 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

Canadian Environmental Law Association reacts to the MOE decision refusing to review EPA

October 17 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The MOE has decided not to review the EPA with regard to the siting of landfills on unsuitable locations like farctured bedrock. The Concerned Citizens and supporting groups have vowed to continue pressing for the change. Read the details and CELA’s reaction in their BLOG by clicking this link:http://www.cela.ca/blog/2013-10-17/how-say-no-unsuitable-landfill-sites-ontario

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