New rules for public comment set by the Chairman.
The Steuben County legislature announced a new policy to restrict public comments at this morning’s meeting. The new rules are 10 min. total for public comments, no comments from people who have spoken at previous meetings, 3 min. per person, if go over 3 min., will be removed from podium by sheriff’s deputy.
From Rachel Treichler:
Because I have spoken at previous meetings about waste issues, I was not allowed to speak about my concerns about the lack of testing for radioactivity at the county-owned landfill leachate pre-treatment plant (SCLLPTP) before leachate from landfills in other counties is accepted at the plant. I had new information about the absence of testing to share. I also wanted to point out that county taxpayers could be liable for clean-up costs if toxic materials are accepted and transferred on to the Bath Village Waste Water Treatment Plant, which accepts the effluent from the SCLLPTP, or to Dickson’s Environmental Service which takes the sludge from the SCLLPTP for land-spreading in Steuben County. Since the SCLLPTP is not permitted by the DEC, the legislature needs to make sure it exercises oversight over the operations of the plant.The SCLLPTP has been taking leachate from the Hakes landfill in Steuben County for several years. The SCLLPTP started taking leachate from the Angelica landfill in Allegany County in May. Both the Hakes and Angelica landfills have been taking Marcellus shale drill cuttings from Pennsylvania for several years. It was stated at the Grisanti hearings in Buffalo in December 2011 that 30% of PA drill cuttings are coming to New York.
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