“Pity the fool who mess with Mr. T“. No, this is not the A-Team movie or television show. This is the story of two St. Paul area residents and the Evergreen Regional Landfill, documented in the companion decisions ofRe. Tomlinson (EAB Decision 08-036-038-IDI) and Re. Shapka (EAB Decision: 08-037-ID2). It is a story of local knowledge and a genuine interest winning the ear of Alberta’s Environmental Appeals Board (the “EAB”).
In order to accept over 10,000 tonnes of waste a year, the Class II (non-hazardous) landfill applied to have its Alberta Environment authorization upgraded from a standardized “registration” to a project-specific “approval”. Misters Shapka and Tomlinson both submitted Statements of Concern and about operating conditions, especially water monitoring.
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