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If the landfill is as safe as Waste Management would have you believe..
why the gas mask and body suit?

History & Facts of Pottstown Landfill

1948 - Rinehart Family

1984 - Waste Management

First 36 years - about 40 acres

(16 years) grew to 303 acres -

    5 expansions (1 vertical)
    West Pottsgrove Township - almost half dump
    20 Acres in Douglass Berks Township
Currently asking for the 6th expansion in 16 years -
    50 Feet Upward - According to WM - like a two story house.
    5.2 million tons of waste in 5 to 7 years - Worth about $286
    million dollars in potential revenues to Waste Management.
Currently own over 800 acres
    300 Acres Already Landfilled, 300 or more Acres Listed for Upper Pottsgrove Township - Where are the other 200 + Acres?
Maximum Permitted to Dump Per Day - 6,333 Tons
Current Daily Volume - 3,000 to 3,500 Tons (About 800,000 tons per year). Average # Trucks Per Day: 250 to 350

80,000 to 90,000 gallons toxic leachate PER DAY discharged into the Borough of Pottstown Sewer lines by 5,000 ft. main.

217 toxic gas collection wells - 2 Flares - 2 Turbines

20 Employees

Pottstown Landfill is an INDUSTRIAL waste landfill -
    accepting waste containing many Hazardous substances
    Contaminated Soil
    Incinerator Ash
    Construction & Demolition Debris
    Sewage Sludge (Including Industrial and Radioactive Sludge)
      Can contain 70,000 chemicals (including pesticides, PCB's, dioxins, etc.), heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens
Waste is accepted in Pottstown from at least 17 other states and Canada

For More Information:

EPA Whistleblower

Polluting Effects of Landfills

Landfills Make Mercury More Toxic

Leachate From Municipal Dumps

New Evidence That All Landfills Leak

Why Plastic Landfill Liners Always Fail

EPA Says All Landfills Leak

Landfill Gases: Explosive & Toxic

Toxic Gases Emitted From Landfill

P.O. Box 3063
Stowe, PA 19464

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