Posts Tagged ‘Waste Management’

Environmental Review Tribunal issues an interim order to improve the monitoring of the Richmond Landfill

July 24 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Environmental Review Tribunal has issued an interim order to improve the monitoring of the now closed Richmond Landfill. Evidence at the Tribunal confirmed that the old landfill is leaking and contaminating the groundwater beyond the boundaries of the property owned by Waste Management. This order requires more rigorous monitoring and reporting than had been required in the monitoring plan... Read more

Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Argument – CCCTE

June 22 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

This links to the Final Submission of the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs given to the Environmental Review Tribunal June 22, 2015 FINAL SUBMISSIONS OF THE APPELLANT (FINAL)

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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 – Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert

April 17 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Toxicology expert Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert testified regarding the toxic effects of 1,4 dioxane which is contained in the leachate at the Richmond Landfill. It is leaking off-site, impacting the groundwater and contaminating neighbour’s wells. Read her witness statement by clicking here: ERT Supp Witness Statement Forkert  

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ERT Witness Statement – Wilf Ruland

April 17 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Wilf Ruland, expert hydrogeologist provides background and analyses of the hydrogeological setting of the Richmond Landfill. He will testify about the groundwater and the plume of leaking leachate into the underlying fractured bedrock.  Read his testimony by clicking this link: 2013 Witness Statement (final)

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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

ERT Witness Statement of Michael Bossio

April 13 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

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 CCCTE (formerly known as Stop Richmond... Read more

Environmental Tribunal to Hold Public Hearing on Leaking Landfill

April 6 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The much-anticipated public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will commence next week before Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The hearing will commence on April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am in a conference room at the Travelodge Hotel in Belleville (11 Bay Bridge Road), and will continue for approximately three weeks. The hearing was initiated by an appeal filed in 2012... Read more