Posts Tagged ‘leachate’

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

Steve Medd writes to the Napanee Beaver

January 28 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

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

Leachate contamination is spreading

January 25 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

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.

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Residents, Mohawks, Environmentalists Apply for Changes in Ontario’s Landfill Law

July 11 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

                                                                             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

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

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

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