The DeKalb County Landfill is on the fast track to a major expansion. If approved, the landfill will be the entrance to DeKalb County for those coming from Chicago. If approved, the landfill will expand to fill about 2.5 miles of I-88 frontage, from Somonauk to Hinckley Road between the Tollway and Gurler Road, with 4,000,000 pounds of garbage per day for the next 49 years or so.
The trash would come in via 100 transfer trucks (80,000 lbs. each) and another 140 assorted packer trucks and rolloff trucks each day (6 days a week) from 16 northern Illinois counties — not counting this one.
Thursday March 11 beginning at 1:00pm is the last scheduled public hearing on the mega-dump that if approved will straddle the Union Ditch near the headwaters region of the East Branch of the South Branch of the Kishwaukee River. It is located within 1/2 mile of a public elementary school that taxpayers just paid some $15 million to build.
The site is contaminated. Contamination was confirmed on both sides of the Union Ditch. It was confirmed that H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) has leaked from the site. It is a toxic gas, heavier than air and travels in invisible plumes along the ground.
The traffic study did not take farm traffic into consideration. The routing plan is unenforceable.
Every single witness called by WMI was paid by WMI and testified that their “expert opinion” always supported whoever paid them to testify. The Town of Cortland was paid to not object to the siting application. They were paid not to assist any party objecting to the siting application. The county is being paid a tipping fee and is already spending the money BEFORE the public hearing even took place.
The County Board was placed on a gag order by County Administrator, Ray Bockman…
Get the picture?
DeKalb County residents have the opportunity to right this ship before it set sails for disaster. Come to this last public hearing. Come at 1, come at 2, come at 3… try to get there by 5. Come to show support. Come to tell the Board what you think. Bring your letter and hand deliver it to the Board. We cannot let the Board think that this is a non-issue with voters.
Please stand up and make a difference.