"Character is what you do when no one is watching." -Unknown
Two articles in the Times-Tribune from Saturday, 7/18, and Sunday 7/19, show that the owners of the Keystone Sanitary Landfill don't seem to play by the rules if no one is watching or if whomever is watching turns a blind eye. In 1987, they ignored repeated warnings that the landfill capacity was exhausted and that the landfill's condition threatened to contaminate area groundwater. They responded by sharply increasing dumping of municipal waste and our groundwater has been contaminated for at least 12 years. Now Lake Scranton, our main supply of drinking water, could be contaminated by a gas drilling trucking site upstream that violates zoning and the Lackawanna River has already been polluted by thousands of gallons of oil from a tank that wasn't registered with the state above ground storage tank program.
We are asked to believe that everything is "state-of-the-art" at KSL. "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." -Chinese Proverb