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Neighbors in Campbell petition against Hakes C&D Landfill

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Concerned citizens filed suit in the Steuben County Supreme Court in Bath asking that the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the expansion of the Hakes C&D landfill and a recent Town of Campbell zoning law amendment be annulled.

The petitioners allege that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Town of Campbell violated the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) when they failed to take a hard look at the scientific evidence presented by the petitioners of radium and radon in the landfill.

The evidence is based on the presence of radium breakdown products in the landfill’s own leachate test results. The case, Sierra Club v. DEC, is scheduled to be heard by Justice Robert Wiggins on May 20, in Bath.

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