Posts Tagged ‘Landfill’

A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser

December 14 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The following article was published in the Scoop’s December 2017/ January 2018 edition. A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser By Jeff Whan It was one of those magical fall days when the air is crisp and clear, the sun is warm, and the colours provide the backdrop. We were gathered at the glorious SpindleTree Gardens in the Orangery to celebrate the arrival... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch, Fundraiser a resounding success!

October 15 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The venue is the gorgeous Spindle Tree Gardens. Thanks to Barry Lovegrove for the beautiful photographs and David Maracle for his evocative music… oh and thanks to our team that made this happen and all of our volunteers, donors and attendees. We raised over $14,000. And a special thanks to Carolyn Butts for her partnership in pulling this together in... Read more

Coming Soon! A new book documents our stand to protect our community

August 12 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part... Read more

Napanee Council Unanimously Pass Resolution Requesting WM to Withdraw Their Application for New Megadump

April 27 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Napanee Council has passed a resolution which reaffirms the town’s position that they would be an “unwilling host” to the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) which is proposed to include a mega-dump located beside the now closed and leaking Richmond Landfill. They are also requesting Waste Management (WM) to withdraw their application and requesting Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and... Read more

Our accomplished environmental lawyer reflects on 30 years at CELA

February 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

We have had many years of good fortune to be represented by the accomplished Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) lawyer, Rick Lindgren. Rejecting  the many lucrative opportunities available to a lawyer of his capability, experience and reputation, Rick has chosen to focus his career in defence of our environment. Here he reflects on 30 years as a CELA lawyer. http://www.cela.ca/blog/2016-02-02/30-30-confessions-cela-lifer  

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Belleville Intelligencer Reports on Tribunal Decision

January 9 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

By Emily Mountney-Lessard, The Intelligencer Wednesday, January 6, 2016. An Environmental Review Tribunal has ordered improvements on the Richmond Landfill in Greater Napanee be imposed. In the lengthy decision, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has ordered the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to impose significant improvements to Waste Management’s Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) for the now-closed Richmond Landfill. Following days of... 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

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

“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

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