Posts Tagged ‘groundwater’

Expert hydrogeologist declares the Waste Management investigations of the contamination plume unsatisfactory and severely deficient .

June 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

In his report dated May 31, 2016, Wilf Ruland, hydrogeological expert, has described the Richmond Landfill as an “environmental catastrophe”. Mr Ruland has been retained by the Concerned Citizens (CCCTE) to review the work of Waste Management (WMCC) and their consultants as they attempt to find the boundary of the contamination leaking from the now closed landfill. He states “The recent... 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

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

“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

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

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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