Letter: North Country landfill threatens waterways

Published: 6/8/2019 12:01:33 AM

In light of recent news relative to the lawsuit by the N.H. attorney general against the manufacturers of PFAS, and now GenX, contaminants into our water supply, I think it would be prudent for the elected leadership of New Hampshire, from the federal level on down, to get behind our effort to prevent the future introduction of these harmful carcinogens into our waterways.

It is time to put a stop to the efforts of Casella Waste Systems to create a large garbage landfill adjacent to and abutting Forest Lake and Forest Lake State Park and Forest in Dalton.

Surely there are better locations for a garbage landfill that on high ground that ultimately drains into both the Ammonoosuc and Connecticut rivers. (Hello, residents of Vermont. This will impact you as well.)

This garbage landfill development will ultimately destroy the quality of life enjoyed by so many North Country residents as well as those of you from the southern part of the state and elsewhere who enjoy vacationing here because of our pristine air, waters and landscape.

Please join us in our effort to prevent the further introduction of harmful contaminants into our waterways and lend your voice to ours by calling on our elected leaders to come together and prevent another landfill from destroying the ecosystem of the North Country for generations to come.

On a side note, nearly 40% of the trash currently disposed of in our landfills comes from out of state. This is a practice that must come to an end, for current and future generations of Granite Staters.

JON SWAN

Dalton




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