International crowd disapproves of lakeside dump expansion

International crowd disapproves of lakeside dump expansion

About 100 people from both sides of the border participated in a meeting Monday about the proposed expansion of the Casella landfill near Lake Memphremagog and its tributary, the Black River.

Photo credit : Steve Blake

By Steve Blake

Many residents who live around the Casella landfill in Coventry, Vermont, and residents of Quebec, don’t want the facility to nearly double in size. But the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) says the expansion would be safe. Casella is the only operating landfill in Vermont, receiving municipal garbage from all around the state, and “special waste” like sludge and construction waste from several other states. It is located near the Black River, a major tributary of Lake ­Memphremagog, from which more than 170,000 people in the Eastern Townships get their drinking water. See full story in the Wednesday, September 12 edition of The Record.

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