On March 17, 2016 the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) accepted the Terms of Reference for Walker Environmental Group’s Southwestern Landfill Proposal. This allows the proponent, Walker, to conduct an Environmental Assessment (EA). This process involves the proponent completing technical work plans and studies to determine if the landfill can be constructed and operated safely.
On March 18, 2016, JMCC Chair and Mayor of Zorra Township, Margaret Lupton issued a formal response to the MOECC’s decision, expressing disappointment with the decision.
Oxford is not a willing host to the landfill proposal. In fact, Oxford County is making a tremendous effort to minimize waste within its own borders through its commitment to becoming a zero waste community as part of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan.
The JMCC is committed to following EA process and will be drawing on the expertise of each of the members to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment.
What is the Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal?
The landfill proposal wassubmittedin March 2012 by Walker Environmental Group. The proposed site of the landfillis in Zorra Township bordering the Town of Ingersoll and South-West Oxford Township. Known locally as Beachville Lime, the site is owned by Carmeuse Lime (Canada).
Visit the Walker Industries Southwestern Landfill Proposal website
Agroup of concerned citizens and business owners haveformed theOPAL Allianceto oppose the project. The group isworkingwith other county and provincially-based groups concerned about the landfill proposal.
Visit the OPAL Alliance website
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