From 1972 – 2015, Niagara County hosted one of the largest PCB and toxic waste landfill operations in the U.S. The CWM landfill was forced to close in 2015 due to the support and persistent efforts of the community.
The 710-acre PCB-toxic landfill site is owned by CWM Chemical Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. a $15 billion giant. CWM is located in the Towns of Lewiston and Porter, NY:
– One mile from all public schools for both Towns
– Two miles from the Niagara River
– Three miles from Lake Ontario
– Atop a former atomic weapons production storage site federal agencies can’t fully investigate with CWM operating.
Our work is almost done, but we still need you.
We are roughly 95% of the way to defeating CWM’s 18-year old application to site a massive new PCB-Toxic waste landfill.
The proposed would send more than a half-million PCB and toxic waste laden trucks past the front of our schools. CWM predicted its application would be approved in 2005, however, as of 2019, CWM’s application remains troubled.
The final step will involve formal hearings with sworn testimony from experts in 2020. The State regulator posted certain decision-making documents here beginning in 2014: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/97783.html
Help RRG fund its representation to take the last step to end PCB and Toxic waste landfilling here, forever!
Residents for Responsible Government, Inc.
P.O. Box 262
Youngstown, NY 14174
Call us at (716) 534-0966 or email us using the form below.