Protect our water; Oppose the Minquadale landfill expansion

Protect our water; Oppose the Minquadale landfill expansion

People, protest sign reading "Water is Life"

Location

Minquadale industrial landfill
3601 N. DuPont Hwy
New Castle 19720
Time Range For Action Alert: 
July 18, 2019 to July 27, 2019

An industrial landfill in Minquadale has asked DNREC for permission to raise the landfill level from 130 feet above sea level to 190 feet. Experts feel that the weight of additional material will jeopardize an important aquifer used by Artesian Water which lies directly beneath the landfill. League of Women Voters of Delaware (LWVDE) opposes the landfill expansion. Please click the link below to automatically send letters to public officials in protest of a permit.

 ACTION 1: click to send a letter to public officials in protest of a permit.

A press conference and demonstration to oppose the permit will be held at the landfill site on on July 27th, 9-11 am. From the event flier: "WE ONLY HAVE ONE OPTION: PROTECT OUR WATER. WE MUST STAND UP FOR EACH OTHER." We will assemble in front of the DRPI landfill to tell Waste Management that they will not poison our water for their own profit.

By:  Representative Franklin Cooke
Partners: Indivisible Highlands and Beyond, Sierra Club, Delaware United, League of Women Voters of Delaware, Network Delaware, Zero Waste First State
 

 ACTION 2: attend July 27 press conference and demonstration event to show League support.  

Although the landfill is located in New Castle County, because DNREC has regulatory jurisdiction over it, the landfill is a state issue.

- Sandy Spence, Advocacy Corps Chair
- Peggy Schultz, Land Use/Transportation Co-chair
- Coralie Pryde, Chair, Environmental Committee
- Carol Jones & Sue Claire Harper, Co-Presidents LWVDE
 
Issues referenced by this action alert: