Since being purchased by Casella Waste Systems of Rutland, VT, the Hyland Landfill has sued the Town of Angelica; Casella now has 136 garbage dumps and waste facilities. UPDATED
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking to set radiation exposure standards for the West Valley nuclear waste site, but we think the standards don't address cleanup of the entire site, the only way to protect people from health hazards. West Valley is the most polluted site in Cattaraugus County; without an adequate cleanup plan we fear it will attract even more nuclear waste. Click on the image above for the story. UPDATED
Modern Landfill of Lewiston is suing Eagle, and now CID is moving in; both companies want permission from the Town to build a commercial landfill
Towns across New York are being sued into submission by predatory waste companies speculating on where New York City's garbage will go. The events covered in this and previous newsletters show that fear and lack of resources, not law, make towns cave in to such tactics.
since the City's Sanitation Dept. decided communities outside the city limits that might have to host their garbage were not "environmental impacts," our formal comments on the City's Solid Waste Management Plan largely fell on deaf ears; but you can read what we had to say here