Posts Tagged ‘Landfill’

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

New Ministry Report concludes that Richmond Landfill is “CausingOffsite Groundwater Impacts”

December 31 | Posted by Heather | News, The Leaky Land Blog

 Toronto -Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment has concluded that the Richmond Landfill Site near Napanee is “causing offsite groundwater impacts” in exceedance of Ministry guidelines. The Ministry has also concluded that this represents non-compliance with the environmental approval issued to the site owner, Waste Management of Canada Corporation. The Ministry’s recent conclusions are based on monitoring data submitted by Waste Management in... Read more

Concerned Citizens Battle Waste Management on Leaky Land

April 23 | Posted by Heather | The Leaky Land Blog

Most of us are happy to put the garbage on the curb and have it magically disappear the next day. Where does it go? Who cares? Once its out of sight, it’s out of mind. Besides, we pay waste management companies big bucks to safely dispose of this stuff. So no worries, right? Wrong. The companies that manage our waste make a healthy profit. In fact,... Read more

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

Ministry Lays Charge Against Waste Management for Leak at Richmond Dump

February 13 | Posted by Heather | News

Toronto - Recent inspections by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of the stormwater management facility at the Richmond Landfill near Napanee have resulted in the issuance of a Provincial Officer’s Order and a Provincial Offences Notice against Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM). The Provincial Officer’s Report regarding this matter states that: - MOE staff inspected the stormwater management facility on November 16 and... 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