Posts Tagged ‘groundwater’

LeakyLand Fundraiser Raffle

April 1 | Posted by Mike | News, Public Notice, The Leaky Land Blog

Concerned Citizens have been battling the world’s largest waste company for over 15 years. Our goal is a simple one. We want to protect the environment from the impact of the Richmond Landfill. There is evidence that leachate is migrating off-site from the Richmond Landfill Site and causing off-site groundwater impacts. Due to the fractured limestone on which it is located, determining... Read more

Please lend your support: Sign our Petition

May 22 | Posted by Heather | The Leaky Land Blog

We are working hard to prevent Waste Management (a multi-billion dollar, multi-national Corporation), from building a mega-dump in an area of Ontario where the thin soil and fractured bedrock are so leaky that any toxins escaping from the dump could very quickly enter and poison a thin layer of potable fresh water relied on by tens of thousands of people. We... Read more

Concerned Citizens Launch Campaign- First Public Meeting May 23 7:00pm Napanee and District Secondary School

May 15 | Posted by Jeff | News

Concerned citizens announce the launch of a public information campaign to inform local residents and municipal and provincial representatives of the issues surrounding the proposal to build a new mega landfill adjacent to the existing and highly controversial Richmond landfill in the Town of Greater Napanee.  This new landfill expansion is known as the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC). The... Read more

Protecting Our Groundwater – Quinte Conservation

May 14 | Posted by Jeff | Video

The video below is from Quinte Conservation and helps to explains why we need to protect our groundwater and the risks associated with the fractured limestone which lies under the Richmond Landfill and under the proposed site for the BREC (Beechwood Road Environmental Centre) mega-dump.

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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

Environmental Review Tribunal Gives Green Light to Residents’ Appeal Against Amended Approval for Richmond Dump Site

April 2 | Posted by Heather | News

Toronto - Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal has granted the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (CCCTE) the right to appeal various conditions contained in the current site licence for the Richmond Landfill located near Napanee, Ontario. In January 2012, the Ministry of the Environment re-issued the site licence under the Environmental Protection Act to impose new conditions upon the landfill owner (Waste Management... Read more

Concerned Citizens Pursue Appeal Against Richmond Dump

February 1 | Posted by Heather | News

The Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (CCCTE) has applied to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal for leave to appeal certain conditions contained in the latest Richmond Landfill approval issued by the Ministry of the Environment. Since June 2011, no waste has been accepted for disposal at the closed Richmond Landfill. However, the Ministry of the Environment recently amended the site’s licence... 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