Treatment byproducts’ disposition in question

Sludge and other materials will end up at Hartland landfill

When the proposed secondary sewage treatment plant is completed, a large volume of sludge, carrying toxic metals, chemicals and who knows what else, will end up at the Hartland landfill.

There appears to have been little discussion about what will happen to that poisonous brew except that it will be treated.

The following questions needed to be addressed with specific and detailed answers.

1. Has a method of treatment been selected?

2. If so, what method is contemplated and has it performed as planned in many sewage treatment facilities?

3. Will the treatment method guarantee that absolutely no contaminates find their way into the ground, water and atmospheric environments?

Until these questions are answered in a positive manner, there is absolutely no justification for proceeding with the McLoughlin Point facility and its related pipelines.

Donald Rutherford

Saanich