LeakyLand Fundraiser Raffle

April 1 | Posted by Mike | News, Public Notice, The Leaky Land Blog

ticketConcerned Citizens have been battling the world’s largest waste company for over 15 years. Our goal is a simple one. We want to protect the environment from the impact of the Richmond Landfill.

There is evidence that leachate is migrating off-site from the Richmond Landfill Site and causing off-site groundwater impacts.

Due to the fractured limestone on which it is located, determining the extent of the leak, and containing the contamination, is extremely difficult.

Neighbours, including residents of: The Town of Greater Napanee, Tyendinaga Township, Deseronto, and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, fear the impacts this will have on the aquifers that supply their drinking water.

In spite of this Waste Management is proposing to locate a new dump beside the old one that is four times its size (400,000 Tonnes/year). They have rebranded the dump as ‘The Beechwood Road Environmental Centre’.

Many volunteers have donated their time and expertise in this battle. We have a formidable legal team from the Canadian Environmental Law Association and we have retained the best technical experts to help us understand the complex scientific implications of this landfill.  This is an expensive fight.

With their help we have successfully appealed to the Environmental Review Tribunal to strengthen the scrutiny and management of the closed site.

You have the opportunity to help us. We are conducting a raffle to raise the money we need to pay for the experts.

To sell tickets please contact Cheryl Furlong at cherylfurlong07@aol.com

Click Here for details on where to Buy Your Ticket.

Mike Bossio

Chair, Concerned Citizens

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