The landfill consultant is now saying that the landfill will run out of space in about 5 years and transporting trash out of the area will be expensive for taxpayers. However, the short-term financial challenges mentioned by the consultant would be absolutely dwarfed by the long term negative financial, health and environmental impacts on our community if the expansion is allowed–the Sunday Times reported our groundwater is already compromised. Our property values, our environment and the health of our community depend on stopping the expansion.

As Katherine Oven says in the article, “The financial and logistical problems of waste disposal is not a valid reason to continue sending trash to Dunmore and Throop for nearly another half-century.” And Tim Burke “feared the figure was “a scare tactic” to move the application along.”