HELP STOP LANDFILL EXPANSION ON THE MINNESOTA RIVER!!!

HELP STOP LANDFILL EXPANSION ON THE MINNESOTA RIVER!!!

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Friends of the Minnesota Valley started this petition to Burnsville City Council

HELP US SAY NO TO THE CURRENT GARBAGE MOUNTAIN PROPOSAL!!!!

On October 3rd, 2019 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released their final scoping decision on the Burnsville, MN Landfill Expansion project (a.k.a. “Garbage Mountain”). Under the intended project scope the plan is to remove the current problematic Freeway Landfill that is sitting mostly on top of a wetland with no lining, and place it on-top of the nearby Burnsville Landfill raising the height of the landfill to 1,082 feet making it the highest point in the Minnesota River Valley and thus creating “Garbage Mountain”.

We are asking the public to help us in saying NO to what is being promoted as the best solution to cleaning up the Freeway Landfill. We agree that the Freeway Landfill is a hazard and needs to be cleaned up, but creating Garbage Mountain isn’t the way to do it.

Garbage Mountain sits right off the banks of the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge, and any major flooding event could easily push that garbage straight into the Minnesota River. There is also the issue that what is being brought over from Freeway Landfill is currently unknown as that landfill began in the 1970’s as a dumpsite with little monitoring.

HELP US SAY NO TO THE CURRENT GARBAGE MOUNTAIN PROPOSAL!!!!

We need to come to the table to create better solutions then a mountain of trash that can be a potential environmental hazard, affect the quality of life of residents and businesses in the area through noise, smell and pollution, and will easily be seen throughout the Minnesota River Valley.

Ask the Burnsville Mayor and City Council to:

SAY NO TO THE CURRENT GARBAGE MOUNTAIN PROPOSAL!!!

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