Sunday, March 2, 2008

You Don't Put a Landfill on Top of an Aquifer

The City of Northampton, Massachusetts is planning to expand its landfill over the recharge area of the Barnes Aquifer, an important source of drinking water for 4 neighboring towns. The existing landfill liner already leaks, polluting nearby Hannum Brook. Bluegrass band Appalachian Still made an appearance at a public forum, and delivered this message to the City Council, the Board of Public Works, and a bevy of consultants--"You don't put a landfill on top of an aquifer."

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