LETTER TO THE EDITOR RE: RICHMOND LANDFILL, NAPANEE As we step into the new year, concerned citizens enter year sixteen in stopping Waste Management (WM) from trying again to build a mega dump on fractured bedrock in Napanee. In 2006, the Minister of Environment turned down the company’s first attempt because of its failure to adequately characterize the complex geology at... Read more
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Details on what is known about the spread of leachate south of the Richmond Landfill are discussed in this information bulletin from the Concerned Citizens. Information is offered about the contaminant found in test wells.
No Means No! Residents, Mohawks and Environmentalists Apply for Changes in Ont. Landfill Law (Toronto). Three participants in the long-standing fight against the Richmond Landfill near Napanee... Read more
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
Environmental Review Tribunal Gives Green Light to Residents’ Appeal Against Amended Approval for Richmond Dump SiteApril 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
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