Posts Tagged ‘Richmond Landfill’

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

Ian Munro writes to the Editor praising the Napanee Council Resolution

May 18 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

To the Editor Last week the Greater Napanee Council passed an important resolution concerning the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) mega landfill proposal. Readers will remember the BREC proposal is the second attempt to massively expand the (now closed) Richmond landfill – the first attempt was rejected in November of 2006 for environmental reasons. The resolution noted the significant and long-standing difficulties... Read more


May 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Concerned Citizens, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate their many successful milestones at the Waterfall Tearoom in Yarker. The theme was water. They were joined by their friends from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte who conducted a very moving Water Ceremony. It was a special evening of thanks, warm friendship, and renewed commitment. Recent successes include the... 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.  

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Mike Bossio sworn in as MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington

December 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Congratulations to the Chairman of The Concerned Citizens, Mike Bossio who is sworn in as the new Liberal Member of Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington on November 25 2015 . After a hard won campaign Mike was elected on November 19. Mike has provided solid leadership to the citizens group. He has  worked tirelessly on all aspects of our David... Read more

Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Arguments – June 22, 2015

June 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

(Napanee). After weeks of detailed technical evidence, the public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will conclude next Monday when the parties present their final arguments to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The Tribunal hearing will be held on June 22, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Tyendinaga Township Recreation Hall, 363 McFarland Road, R.R. #1, Shannonville. The hearing was... Read more

ERT Witness Statement – Andrew Martin

April 20 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Andrew Martin is a neighbour of the Richmond landfill. He presented his Participant Statement to the Environmental Review Tribunal today (Monday, 20 April 2015). Read his statement by clicking here:ERT Participant Statement – Andrew Martin

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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

ERT Supplemental Witness Statement – Michael Bossio

April 13 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

SUPPLEMENTARY WITNESS STATEMENT OF MICHAEL BOSSIO OUTLINE OF EVIDENCE 1. I am the Chair of the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (“CCCTE”), which is the Appellant in these proceedings. My evidence is factual in nature. I have no personal, pecuniary or proprietary interest in the subject-matter of the appeal. (a) Background: CCCTE Membership and Objectives 2. The membership and objectives of the... Read more

Environmental Review Witness Statements

April 13 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal is underway in Belleville. As the hearing progresses we will post witness statements here. The hearing is conducted by the Tribunal with witness statements given under oath, questions from the lawyers representing the participants, and cross-examination. After the evidence is heard the Tribunal renders decisions which will be binding on Waste Management and the MOECC. Witnesses file... Read more