Photos of Landfill, with Debris into Federally/Nationally Protected Wetlands
April 10, 2017
We believe this to be a very important post for our Federally, Nationally, NYS Protected Wetlands. These are the Aerial photos from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife site, for the Toxic Landfill we are battling. It shows the Federally/Nationally Protected Waters, deemed protected for their Natural Resources we ALL need. The top portion to the left, is the banks that have been created with the contaminated construction/demolition debris, brought from numerous large tractor trailers coming through many nights, and dumping the debris down the banks of the wetlands directly into the protected waters to expand the business property. He admitted his intentions were to expand across the wetlands with more debris, which gratefully was halted.
This debris was admitted to be illegally transported from NYC/Long Island, and was in-between the end of 2012-2013. The time of the major cleanup from the disastrous Hurricane Sandy in Long Island, and many other areas. That portion of debris consisted of the last photograph shown below. It is still sitting there rotting, and breaking down directly in the waters. That portion of the top left, is actually also covering for a large mound of some type of garbage, that was witnessed to be dumped there, then the tractor trailers through the many nights, dumped construction debris over top of it, and it's still there buried to this day. There has been many eye witness statements of multiple types of debris, dumped, and buried all over this property. There has even been witness statements of air conditioners, and refrigerators dumped towards the lower portion, of the outlined photo of the property below. Witnessed large chunks of rubber, tires, local hurricane debris, garbage, etc. etc. etc' There has even been a suggestion that since the owner has a small DEC permit, that there's a fear it may be a DEC fracking waste site here as well. Unfortunately, this properties activities seems to be a familiar way these days for some business properties. That some businesses, and farms are digging up, and selling the properties Natural resources, then placing many sorts of debris into the holes. This is to escape disposing toxic debris into a properly permitted, Solid Waste facility, or a recycling center to remove toxins. This property is a large slope, where rain washes down over the debris directly into our waters. The photos below shows the labels for each portion of these wetlands, that one day a biologist deemed these waters necessary, and needed to be protected. The top portion of the landfill in the photos has been deemed as Federally Fresh Water Emergent. A little bit lower where the debris is still on the left, is deemed Federally/Nationally Fresh Water Pond, and named for the Pepacton Reservoir also. These waters have been damaged dramatically as shown in other posts. This link below a post from the Catskill/Palenville Toxic Landfill page. A video from the waters of the wetlands, that shows damage to the banks of the waters. It is a sad site for such gorgeous waters.