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E-M:/ With its belly full of Canadian trash - Carleton Farms is expanding



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Enviro-Mich message from "Jeff Surfus" <jeffsurfus@comcast.net>
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This from yesterday's DEQ calendar:

CARLETON FARMS LANDFILL, WAYNE COUNTY. Consideration of a Part 115 Solid Waste Management construction permit application for a Type II municipal solid waste incinerator ash landfill and municipal solid waste landfill (both lateral and vertical expansions) on the existing property. A decision is expected by June 12, 2006. Information Contact: Benedict Okwumabua, Waste and Hazardous Materials Division, 734-953-1430, or Email at okwumabb@michigan.gov. Decision-maker: DEQ Director.

With all the rhetoric of the past couple of years from politicos far and wide about the outrage of Canadian garbage, nothing has really changed. Years of future landfill capacity have been gobbled up by out of state interests and our recycling rate is abysmally low.

Meanwhile, this also from yesterday's DEQ calendar:

PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY REPUBLIC SERVICES OF MICHIGAN IV, LLC, PINCONNING, BAY COUNTY. The Land and Water Management Division will hold a public hearing at the Pinconning Township Hall, 1751 East Cody Estey Road, Pinconning, Michigan. The hearing will be for Permit Application Number 06-09-0001-P, submitted by Republic Services of Michigan IV, LLC, 2401 East Whitefeather Road, Pinconning, Michigan. The applicant proposes to dredge, place fill, riprap, and culverts in wetlands to expand the existing Whitefeather Landfill. Compensatory mitigation is proposed. Information Contact: Daniel Morgan, Land and Water Management Division, 989-686-8025, extension 8360.

Does this make any sense to anyone?

We continue to pile up the out of state waste and fill up our landfill space and at the same time fill in valuable natural wetlands to expand the Whitefeather and Woodland Meadows landfills. Whitefeather may or may not take an ounce of Canadian waste, but it still doesn't make sense in the big picture.

Jeff Surfus


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