6/9/2015: Landfill Hosts Open House

Nothing about the after hours open house at KSL changes the threats to our health and safety, property values, regional reputation and the environment of this egregious landfill expansion in the middle of our community.

A series of yellow school buses shuttled groups of area residents through Keystone Sanitary Landfill on Tuesday, running past two inactive, grass-covered waste-disposal areas and an excavated site ready to receive garbage.

Tour groups visited the Dunmore and Throop facility’s wastewater treatment plant, methane recycling operation and drill-cutting processing area before returning to tents to eat hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream, talk with landfill officials and consultants, or participate in raffles.

Michele Dempsey and Pat Clark, two leaders in the anti-expansion grass-roots group Friends of Lackawanna, visited the operation and spoke with Keystone President Louis DeNaples, who greeted many people who came to the open house.

The pair did not go on a tour but planned to return for a private visit, Mr. Clark said. He maintained the expansion would be too great a burden for the community to bear over the decades.