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Public comment on CWM expansion underway; state lawmakers call for 60-day extension

by jmaloni

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Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am

State Sen. George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin have sent a letter to the commissioner of the New York State Department of Conservation urging the 60-day public comment period on the CWM hazardous waste landfill expansion that began Wednesday be extended to 120 days. A copy of the letter can be downloaded here.

Maziarz said, "The residents of Lewiston, Porter and beyond are extremely concerned about the dumping of more hazardous waste in their backyards, and rightfully so. They deserve to have every chance to make their concerns known to the DEC."

Ceretto said, "I would like to make sure everyone has an opportunity to research and voice their opinion on this important subject, thus ensuring that the people's voice is heard."

Corwin said, "Sixty days is simply not enough time to fully read, research and comment on all of the documents and paperwork involved in the CWM expansion proposal. We need to give this proposal the absolute highest level of scrutiny."

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