I write in response to the article, “Johnston landfill again subject of legal dispute,” Jan. 13, 2014. My family settled in Johnston in 1977, and I grew up here. I returned to raise my own family in the town, but worry about pollution from the landfill. I have friends and relatives who must keep their windows closed against odors and harmful emissions. Some moved away.
Toxic emissions from the landfill violate the Clean Air Act and pose serious health risks. Gasses created from our trash are supposed to be regulated and captured for energy use, but equipment used to capture/clean up emissions does not function properly. We need robust oversight.
I am heartened to learn that the Conservation Law Foundation has filed a suit against the companies responsible for this pollution: Broadrock Gas Services, LFG Genco and the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation.
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