The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) issued an operating permit to Recology for the Jungo Road Landfill on February 29, 2012 despite some very valid environmental concerns raised by several people during public comment. This landfill is planned to accept 4000 tons of nonrecycleable waste 5 days a week via train for 95 years. It is over an active aquifer in a seismic zone. No environmental impact study was required.
Who knows, maybe there is. At any rate, in an effort to keep each of you updated on the Jungo Road Landfill as you pass through these pages, here you go:
Each of us can participate in the NDEP public comment period to influence stopping the Jungo Road Landfill.
Nevada Division of Enivornmental Protection(NDEP)public comment period on Jungo Road started 10/26/11. Origionally,we had until 12/16 5pm to submit written comments. THAT WAS CHANGED ON 12/20. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30, 2012, 5 PM. More information, including email and snail mail addresses: http://ndep.nv.gov/bwm/docs/ndep_letter_102611.pdf
After months of legal briefs, depositions, and not much going on, activity on the Jungo Road Landfill project is changing as fast as the weather out on the Black Rock.
I'm sure none of you will agree this is poetry; but, at this date, I FINALLY have something to say in terms of the status of the Jungo Road Landfill.
BACKGROUND (also see NAG brochure: http://bit.ly/nlKhlk)
No real breaking news on the Jungo Road Landfill. However, in an effort to keep those that pass by these pages updated, here's a status.
Greetings to all! Hope the New Year is treating you well.
Popping in for a very brief update on the Jungo Road Landfill.
Judge Recommends Humboldt County Accept Settlement for Jungo Landfill from Recology Legal Team, her Former Law Partner
Nevadans Against Garbage, a grass roots organization formed to stop Recology's (Jungo Land & Investment) Jungo Road landfill project has learned Judge Valerie P. Cooke, Federal District Court Magistrate, assigned to mediate lawsuits filed by Recology against Humboldt County and the individual Humboldt County Commissioners, was a partner in the prosecuting law firm representing Recology in these lawsuits.
Several years ago Recology came into the Winnemucca community. They may have come of their own volition or by invitation of someone looking to make an easy buck or two on our backs. At any rate, the scheme was hatched to build a mega landfill on the desert playa west of town. Mega being defined as 4000 tons of non-recyclable waste 5 days a week for 95 years, via train from California, for 95 years. The chosen site was ideal for their puposes; the section abutted a set of railroad tracks and was private land.
Did you know San Francisco doesn't ship their waste out of state? In fact, they asked Recology if they gave them their waste disposal agreement, would that mean their waste would go to Jungo Road. Recology told them, oh no...Jungo Road was only 'speculative' (see quote at: http://bit.ly/bjsmNc ).