Casella dumps on MCI

By Matthew McCully

John W. Casella, Chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems (the landfill in Coventry, VT), took to the editorial page of newspapers in the U.S. last week to enlighten the public with some facts about the dumpsite. Coincidentally, through Casella’s explanation, the landfill comes off clean as a whistle. The real culprit, according to him, is the citizens generating the waste that Casella, for no small fee, processes and disposes of. Local non-profit environmental group Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (MCI) and its American ally Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity (DUMP), were also targeted by Casella’s editorial, which suggested their opposition to leachate from Coventry dump reaching lake Memphremagog was taking time and resources away from addressing the real issues putting the natural resource (the lake) at risk. See full story in the Thursday, Oct. 3 edition of The Record.

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