Don't Dump NE PA's future: Deny Keystone Sanitary Landfill's proposed 44 year expansion!
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Northeastern Pennsylvania is filled with hard working, salt of the earth people. We help each other. We support each other. We are a proud collective that stick together through good times and bad. We've been this way for generations. It's in our blood.
Unfortunately, for generations, we've also been taken advantage of and have become the dumping ground for the Northeast. And now, it's time to change.
The Keystone Sanitary Landfill (KSL) is located in Northeastern PA and it has already been accepting garbage for over 30 years. So far, it has already buried over 30 million tons (60 Billion pounds!) of garbage in Northeastern PA.
So what's happened as this toxic mountain has exploded in size over the past three decades? Well, lots. This landfill has been contaminating groundwater for over 14 years. It has been cited multiple times for leachate spills. It has already had multiple underground fires. It continually impacts the community with odors, decreased air quality, increased unsafe truck traffic, decreased property values, and more.
It accepts up to 7,250 tons per day of municipal waste and fracking drill cuttings. Over 2/3 of the incoming waste is from surrounding states. And to top it all off, this landfill is sited in an Environmental Justice Community.
So now what does KSL want? Permission to accept garbage for over 40 more years!
Finally, enough is enough.
Please join this petition to tell both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Governor Tom Wolf that you support our mission to stop this toxic growth and to deny this Landfill's egregious attempt to expand for another 40 years and accept another 100 million tons of garbage!
We deserve an opportunity for a healthier, safer, and progressive future and it starts with stopping this expansion.
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