An editorial by the landfill’s consultant is in the paper today. Once again, we are being told that we can’t possibly live without the landfill and we would be lost without their monetary “benefits”, which the consultant quantifies over 50 years. There are several glaring omissions to this article and to the Harms/Benefit analysis, including the the fact that the landfill is leaking and already contaminating our groundwater. Another glaring omission includes quantifying the harms over the next 50 years. What is that number? And what are the unquantifiable harms (i.e. people not moving to Dunmore/Throop/our area and the impact on taxes and businesses)? Members of Friends of Lackawanna have read through the Harms/Benefit analysis from the Phase 3 permit application in depth and will be sharing our feedback very soon. In the mean time, please message if you would like a copy of the Harms/Benefit analysis from the permit application.