Groundwater Reporting and Analysis
Posted below is a report, issued in September 2006 by the Coalition of Citizen Groups opposed to the expansion of the Carp Rd. Landfill. The Coalition’s analysis was based on data contained in Waste Management’s 2005 Annual Report. The annual report was prepared by WESA (Water and Earth Science Associates Ltd.) and submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MoE). The 2005 Waste Management Annual Report was obtained by the Coalition through Access to Information.
In its 2006 report, the Coalition raised a number of questions regarding the analysis of data and the resulting conclusions outlined in the 2005 WM Annual Report. This led to discussions with MoE. Subsequently, volunteers from the Coalition obtained Waste Management’s 2006 and 2007 Annual Reports (now available publicly on http://www.wastemanagementottawa.ca/facility/Operational-Reports.asp) and updated, to the extent possible, the 2006 Coalition report with current data.
Both the MoE and Waste Management have responded to the Coalition report. These responses are also posted on this page.
Community members on the CLCLC continue to have questions and concerns regarding groundwater that they feel have not been adequately answered. To facilitate further dialogue, a CLCLC taskforce on groundwater has been established.
- Coalition report on Ground water Contamination, Sept 2006: 2006 Coalition Ground Water Report
- Ministry of the Environment’s technical support section review to address the concerns that were raised by the coalition of citizen’s group in a letter to the ministry dated September 28, 2006 : MOE Review of report, 31 Oct 2006
- WESA Comments on report titled “Groundwater Contamination at the Carp Rd. Landfill Site” dated September 28, 2006: WESA Comments to Coalition Report, updated 02 March 2009
- Coalition update report adding data from 2006 and 2007 WM Annual reports: Groudwater Additionnal Analysis by Coalition, 20 Nov 2008
- WESA Presentation on Coalition Update, Feb 2009: WESA CLCLC GW Presentation Feb 09
- Ground Water Basics Presentation from WESA: GW Basics Presentation WESA Feb 09
A publication from The MOE is available on wells and groudwater (beware, large File 6Mb): Water Wells & Ground Water Supplies in Ontario
Another interesting source of information is the site: www.wellaware.ca
Update on Groundwater Situation
|February 23, 2010|
An important update on the groundwater situation around the landfill has been provided at the January 2010 CLCLC meeting
effectiveness of the State's modem engineered barrier system
|August 30, 2006|
This letter is in response to your letter of July 13, in which you requested information
related to the effectiveness of the State's modem engineered barrier systems. Your questions and
the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (Deparfment) responses are