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One of the many serious issues surrounding Riverbend Landfill in Yamhill County, located in the floodplain on the banks of the S. Yamhill River and just a short distance outside McMinnville, is NO off-site monitoring of the water or air by the State of Oregon or anyone else. Consequently the 500+ people who live within a 3 mile radius are consistently exposed to the airborne pollution generated in the dump from toxic materials present in the landfill material - one can see TVs, computer screens, batteries, paint cans, you name it, any day. And no one is monitoring the air for potential health issues or any other consequences of this pollution.
I live about 1.5 miles from Riverbend and have personally experienced discoloration/spotting of the material on my outdoor lawn chairs since moving here. No one, DEQ or othewise, it seems is concerned about what we/our children are breathing or drinking in the water taken from our wells or drawn by cities downstream for their water supply !!
posted 2 years, 9 months ago
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