I’d normally read a story like this one:
The state Environmental Protection Division recently approved the South Eastern Land Services project, which is seven miles from a planned regional water supply reservoir set to open in 2014. It’s the third such business within a half-mile area.
Officials say the landfills won’t affect the water quality because they aren’t part of the groundwater system and are at least 500 feet from the river. The landfills are for construction waste, including wood, masonry and stonework.
and think, “No big deal. Get over it.” But I’m deeply skeptical of our EPD and even more skeptical of state bureaucracy in general after reading so much this year about the DOT. Are we *sure* the landfill is not part of the groundwater system?