Ashcroft residents challenge landfill expansion Environmental Appeal Board hearing.
Government officials, lawyers and business oakley reflective sunglasses people met in a formal hearing Tuesday in Kamloops to oakley sunglasses green lenses hear complaints from several Ashcroft area residents. They oakley accessories object to approval given last year for a small annex area at Cache Creek landfill that would give it an additional two years of life. "Cache Creek landfill we believe is obsolete," said Nancy Morris, a representative of the Cornwall Watershed Coalition, a group of residents living on Hat Creek Road. "At first it was proposed to go to 2010. Now it's pushed back another two years. I don't think Metro Vancouver wants to take garbage through native land in the Fraser Canyon. Environmental Appeal Board. The landfill opened in 1987. Without the extension it will soon close. About 120 jobs in the Cache Creek Ashcroft area depend on the landfill annex and a separate long term extension being sought. Cache Creek and operator Wastech intend to use the two year extension to service garbage needs from Metro Vancouver. On the longer term the village and company have applied for an extension that would last decades. But, largely over First Nations protests, Metro Vancouver's board wants to move instead to waste to energy and has rejected continued landfilling in the Interior. Cornwall Watershed Coalition, Marcus Lowe and Ermes Culos all independently challenged the permit approval last August by the Ministry of Environment. Culos, an Ashcroft resident, is a veteran landfill opponent. He told the hearing government shouldn't compound its mistake of allowing an extension to what he said is a crude and aging landfill. "The whole oakley mens sunglasses sale thing should be allowed to die." But a government lawyer said the proposed annex, a seven hectare expansion will be constructed to higher standards and include a triple layer barrier beneath it. Today's landfill relies on a single layer to retain leachate. A separate "monofill" will be used to store ash.
Other improvements over today's landfill will include increased monitoring, said government lawyer Dennis Doyle. One of the spectators in the room at the Ramada Inn was Ruth Madsen, who is challenging an unrelated decision to the same board allowing a permit for a gasifier intended to burn creosote rail ties at Mission Flats. That hearing is set for September.
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