Friends of Lackawanna spoke to Dickson City Neighborhood Watch last night.  We are happy to speak to any municipalities, neighborhood groups, or any other organization to educate them about the negative impacts the landfill expansion would have on our region.  Please reach out to us!  Also, please write to DEP to demand another public meeting–there are too many unanswered questions to allow this process to move forward!  

Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA
Luke Ranker, Staff Writer
March 11, 2015

Friends of Lackawanna and a Throop councilman spoke to members of Dickson City Neighborhood Watch Wednesday about the proposed Keystone Landfill expansion.

“This isn’t a Dunmore or Throop problem,” he said. “You’ll be able to see it coming down Commerce Boulevard.”

 “It’s basically a giant garbage bag,” he said. “What’s going to happen when the bag breaks?”

He told the crowd DEP told the [Throop] borough solicitor that request would be denied because the DEP held a public meeting Feb. 25 at Dunmore Junior/Senior High School and extended a public comment period through April.

Rose Louryk, Dickson City councilwoman, said she was concerned about the landfill’s impact on the region’s health.

Friends of Lackawanna requested a health study, concerned about how the Dunham Drive landfill’s expansion proposal would impact a region whose cancer rates are about 7 percent higher than the national average, member Sharron Cuff said. Ms. Cuff told Ms. Louryk she and other concerned residents should write to the state Department of Health to help push that study forward.