(Posted 12:30 p.m., Jan. 3)
approves terms for proposed recycling centre, landfill
site near Carlsbad Springs
By Fred Sherwin
battle over a proposed recycling centre and landfill site
in the far east end is about to heat up once again after
the province approved the terms of reference for an environmental
assessment of the controversial project.
Miller Environmental Services (TMES) had planned to build
a recycling centre and landfill site for industrial, commercial,
institutional, construction and demolition waste, in Russell
Township similar to the BFI Canada landfill site on Navan
local residents and the township council opposed the plan,
TMES sought out an alternative site near Carlsbad Springs.
Both proposed sites will be subject to the Environmental
of the terms of reference in no way equates to approval
of the project. Taggart Miller Environmental Services
must still prove that the site is both necessary and feasible.
Even if the province does approve the facility, it would
still require municipal rezoning to move forward which
would also be open to a likely Ontario Municipal Board
of the proposal are concerned about possible water and
air pollution, dust and noise from increased truck traffic,
the risk to aggregate resources, and the potential devaluation
of residential and farm property values.
Environmental Assessment will look at all the above factors
and quantify the potential impact of the facility at both
to TMES, the EA could take up to a year to complete. In
the meantime, residents plan to step up their opposition
through their "Dump the Dump" campaign.
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