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Oxford prepares to comment on EA for Walker’s Southwestern Landfill proposal

February 3, 2020

Walker Environmental Group is expected to release the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Southwestern Landfill Proposal in early 2020. With Oxford County residents soon getting their first opportunity to give feedback on the EA, the JMCC is encouraging citizens to learn more and watch for updates at www.walkerea.com.

The JMCC is releasing to the public today a comprehensive briefing of the EA and peer review processes to date for the Southwestern Landfill proposal. A high-level summary is also available as an infographic.  

Download the full briefing memo: Southwestern Landfill Proposal Chronology & EA Process
                                        Cover letter and overview
                                        Appendix 1:  Chronology – Southwest Landfill EA Process
                                        Appendix 2:  JMCC Peer Review Process – Key Activities and Timeframe 
                                        Appendix 3:  Peer Review Team Members

Download the infographic: The EA and JMCC Peer Review process 

Read the full news release in the newsroom

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About the committee

The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee (JMCC)is the voice of the municipalities most directly affected by a proposal for a large-scale landfill in Southwestern Ontario:Zorra Township, theTown of Ingersoll, theTownship of South-West Oxford, and theCounty of Oxford, which comprises Oxford's eight local area municipalities.

Learn more about the Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee

What is the Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal?

The landfill proposal wassubmittedin March 2012 by Walker Environmental Group. The proposed site of the landfillis in Zorra Township bordering the Town of Ingersoll and South-West Oxford Township. Known locally as Beachville Lime, the site is owned by Carmeuse Lime (Canada).

Visit the Walker Industries Southwestern Landfill Proposal website