Posts Tagged ‘Waste Management’

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

The Richmond Landfill is Leaking Contaminants Offsite, But Waste Management Website Says It’s Not!

May 5 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

It has been established that Waste Management’s Richmond Landfill has been leaking leachate for decades, and the landfill’s contamination plume in the fractured bedrock groundwater flow system extends far off-site.  It has also been established that the groundwater contamination plume has affected 6 off-site private domestic wells, which together with a significant swath of countryside are contaminated to above limits of the... Read more

Putting Art to Work – Iris Raffle to STOP the Dump

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

The Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs have been fighting for 15 years to keep our land and water safe. Waste Management wants to build a mountain of garbage on fractured limestone with a stream running through the middle of the property. It makes no sense, but they are determined to go ahead. We are determined too. We will... 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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The Whig reports that ‘Group says tests show wells contaminated’

January 20 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

By Meghan Balogh, Napanee Guide Monday, January 13, 2014 6:34:05 EST PM KINGSTON – Recent testing at properties surrounding the closed Richmond Landfill site has found concerning levels of a carcinogenic chemical in groundwater wells on neighbouring properties, says the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (CCCTE). The elevated levels of 1,4 dioxane discovered in wells on properties south of the Richmond... Read more

Quinte News Reports Toxic Chemicals Leaking From Richmond Landfill

January 20 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Officials have confirmed that toxic chemicals are leaching from the closed Richmond Landfill site into neighbouring Tyendinaga Township. ** The toxins are close to where a new landfill and recycling centre is being proposed on the Tyendinaga – Napanee border. Both the owners, the concerned citizens of Tyendinaga, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Reeve Rick Philips told a news conference... Read more

Long passionate advocate Al Gardiner passes

December 3 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of our most vocal community leaders: Al Gardiner. Al was an inspiration to all of us. His passion inflamed us with the determination never to give up our fight to preserve our environment and protect our community from the spectre of  a mega-dump. His family prepared the following: “Gardiner,... Read more

Current Developments Related to the Richmond Landfill

November 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Currently three separate processes are under way concerning the future of the Richmond landfill. The first is an Environmental Review Tribunal Appeal which addresses concerns associated with the closure, monitoring and remediation of the existing waste mound. The second is an Environmental Assessment which has been initiated by the site’s owner in an attempt to build another – much larger... Read more

Harlan House ‘Life in a fish bowl is complicated’

August 11 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Harlan House writes to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. We reproduce his letter here with permission. Follow Harlan at www.harlanhouse.com Mr. Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 1075 Bay St. Suite 605, Toronto, On. M5S 2B1 Dear Mr. Miller, Life in a fish bowl is complicated. What you are looking at, in the photographs is my little garden fishpond. It is getting its yearly tune up. The pond... Read more