MEETING: Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 PM Leicester Brine Plant Public Forum Newton Lecture Hall, SUNY Geneseo across from the Milne Library on University Drive, Geneseo, NY
The DEC and a representative from the NYS Atty General's office will present information about closing the Akzo Nobel desalination plant in Cuylerville. The meeting is happening at the request of Livingston County Town Supervisors. Questions from the audience will be allowed.
There is concern about corruption of an aquifer, soil stability and local water wells if treatment ceases. AND THE RELIABILITY OF THE ALPHA GEOSCIENCE REPORT MAY BE QUESTIONABLE. The lack of transparency of NYS to the county and towns is troubling.
Some may wonder how this issue affects them. The issue strikes a raw nerve, knowing the DEC has been negotiating with a mining company for two years without including any local officials. The DEC is willing to essentially sell our aquifer for two million dollars. If one brings the hydrofracking debate into the equation, the concern deepens. Many feel the DEC is the department that stands as a buffer between our resources and mining companies. This is a stark example that the DEC is not representing our interests. How can we trust a state department that does not willingly include the local community regarding our own water resources?