Threaten to Increase Health Risks and Further Jeopardize Our Future
1. Permit to legalize radioactive dumping in the Pottstown Landfill
2. Request to amend a 5-year air permit to increase NOx emissions
3. Permit for a 99 foot vertical expansion over 31 acres of
Evidence of Harm and Violations of Federal Standards and Requirements
a. Low level radiation is linked with leukemia.
b. Leukemia is almost double the state average around the Pottstown Landfill.
a. DEP issued increased NOx and other criteria pollutants to the Pottstown Landfill in its Title V permit issued in 2002. This was a violation of health based standards under the Clean Air Act.
b. DEP is now considering an amendment to that permit to increase harmful NOx emissions again.
c. The Eastern Expansion, permitted in 1998, has not been included in Pottstown Landfill’s Title V, five year air permit, issued in 2002, nor in the current proposed amendment. This is another violation of federal requirements under the Clean Air Act’s Title V requirements..
a. This expansion would require an air pollution permit to emit even larger amounts of Clean Air Act pollutants. This air pollution permit would violate Clean Air Act health based requirements to reduce harmful air emissions for this severe non-attainment area.
b. Pottstown Landfill expansion would also violate two Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) safety standards – FAA Height Violation (120 feet) Distance Violation (by almost 4 miles)
If you believe it’s time to CLOSE the
not increase its toxic emissions, or expand it;
Contact your elected officials today!
Ask why they tolerate their government agencies ignoring violations of health and safety standards and regulations.
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Call ACE (610) 326-6433 or visit www.acereport.org
Remind Your Elected Officials
Your Family Has A Right To Clean Air, Safe Water, and A Healthy Future
E-mail, write, fax or phone your elected state representatives:
Senator Rafferty Representative Dailey Representative Hennessey
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
3770 Ridge Pike 1963 E. High Street Old Elverson Train Station
(610) 831-8830 (610) 326-9563 (610) 286-9194
Fax (610) 378-4575 Fax (610) 718-5787 Fax (610) 380-1777
Ø Tell your state officials to protect your rights under the PA Constitution, Article 1, Section 27. This states that you have a right to clean air and pure water. These elected officials are sot be the trustees for generations yet to come.
Ø Remind them that DEP’s mission is to provide for the health and safety of Greater Pottstown Area residents through a cleaner environment.
Ø Tell them to demand that DEP follows its mission for the Greater Pottstown Area.
E-mail, write, fax or phone your federal officials:
Congressman Gerlach Congressman Toomey
1230 Pottstown Pike 2020
Phone (610) 458-8010 Phone (610) 439-8861
Fax (610) 378-4575 Fax (610) 439-1918
Senator Specter Senator Santorum
600 Arch Street, Suite
Phone (215) 597-7200 Phone (215) 864-6900
Fax (215) 597-0406 Fax (215) 864-6910
Ø EPA is supposed to enforce the Clean Air Act’s health based standards. These federal officials should demand that EPA protect your family’s health and safety. EPA must see that DEP denies pending permits for the Pottstown Landfill because:
a. The Greater Pottstown Area is in a severe non-attainment area, requiring air pollution reductions under the Clean Air Act. We already breathe the top 10% of the most carcinogenic and unhealthy air in the nation. Cancer statistics are shocking.
b. In 2002, DEP issued a Pottstown Landfill five year air permit with increases. This violated the Clean Air Act’s requirements for reductions to protect public health.
c. Two pending Pottstown Landfill air pollution permits would again increase air pollution in the Greater Pottstown Area. To issue these permits would violate the Clean Air Act.
Ø Pottstown Landfill’s proposed 99 foot vertical expansion over the Eastern Expansion would also violate two FAA safety standards, related to the
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