photos by Reagan Warnick & Mary Cooper
September 26, 2012
The fight is ramping up to keep a mega-dump out of Oxford County.
Groups from both sides of the debate on the proposed landfill, held information sessions today in Ingersoll.
Bryan Bicknell reports
The Woodstock Sentinel Review
September 26, 2012
Waste generation, water big topics at open house
WOODSTOCK - Walker Environmental Group’s proposed landfill site in the mined quarry at Carmeuse Lime's Beachville location is still a hot topic in Oxford County.
County residents had a chance to hear both sides of the story Wednesday at Quality Hotels and Suites in Woodstock. Walker Environmental Group (WEG) held its second open house meeting Wednesday, while anti-dump group Oxford People Against the Landfill (OPAL) held a drop-in information session just down the hall.
Landfill Meetings: OPAL vs. Walker Industries
The latest meetings over the proposed Beachville landfill took place Wednesday.
It wasn't just the company proposing to open the massive landfill however.
Oxford People Against the Landfill also wanted to have their say.
Oxford People Against the Landfill (OPAL Alliance) will be sharing its research with residents in a special OPAL meeting room operating while Walker Industries holds its public open house in the same hotel.
OPAL will reveal its extensive research findings and more in a family-friendly meeting room near Walker’s space.
OPAL will also have a Community Concerns Checklist available that residents can complete quickly and conveniently and then give to Walker Industries. If you are unable to attend and wish to have a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
“The official government processes that Walker must follow stipulate that Walker must record every written comment or concern submitted by a resident. Our public input will direct Walker in the various testing it must do and considerations it must take into account. The Minister of the Environment, who makes the final decision on whether or not Walker gets its landfill, will be influenced by what we residents state now.” – OPAL Chairman Steve McSwiggan